Sweet potatoes ‘n haloumi in zaa’tar
I ALWAYS have sweet potatoes at home. They are sweet yet healthy because rich in dietary fiber and beta-carotene. I just discovered the zaa’tar spice and add it to a lot of roasted dishes. It’s that great dark green mix you find on Lebanese pizzas. I prepare this recipe for Sunday dinners when I’m too lazy to think too much about elaborate cooking .
This recipe is enough as a side dish for 2 persons, but I admit to eat it all as a main .
So, here is what you will need:
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 pack haloumi cheese (225 grams)
- 1 tablespoon zaa’tar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Peel the sweet potato and cut it in medium-size cubes. Cut the haloumi in almost as large pieces. Toss everything with the zaa’tar spice and the olive oil.
Heat your oven to 180°C. Put the mix in a large pan and cook for about 30 minutes. The sweet potatoes should be soft and the haloumi slightly grilled (this is a great grilling cheese, but it does not melt).
If you want to make this recipe vegan, just do the same without the haloumi. Or, you can use feta cheese, for a more salty version. Also, you can add carrots and/or squash.
Et voilà! Enjoy!