Today I have the most delicious, yet simple to prepare side dish: Za’atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Yogurt Tahini Sauce. I know the name sounds super complicated, but it only requires 12 minutes of prep time!

Za'atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with yogurt Tahini Sauce and Mint in a serving plate

Why We Love This Recipe For Za’atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

This roasted fingerling potatoes recipe is so so so so good friends–and this creamy dreamy Greek yogurt tahini dressing is like ohmahgah the best! Trust me when I say I am going to be pouring it on all the roasted things this fall!

And the potatoes? Well, you can never go wrong with seasoned potatoes. No matter what you put on them. Even if they’re just a simple Steamed Potatoes with Herbs.

I’ve used Za’atar seasoning to make it super simple. This is an ingredient that if you haven’t fallen in love with it yet, you will as soon as you try it. Then you’ll want to try this Tzatziki with Za’atar Pita Chips or my Grilled Za’atar Chicken Burger with Cucumber yogurt sauce.

Tahani is an ingredient that I love but honestly don’t use nearly enough. It’s nutty, earthy, and even a little sweet, which pairs so well with the za’atar seasoning on the potatoes.

To perfect the yogurt tahini sauce, I thinned it out with a little water to make it the right texture. I also added lemon juice and salt to provide contrast with any bitterness.

For the potatoes, I simply roasted them with olive oil, salt, pepper and a generous amount of za’atar seasoning.

They’re great for cookouts or dinner parties, and to serve alongside meat. You can always serve the tahini sauce on the side instead of drizzling it over the potatoes if you live with picky eaters.

Tahini Potatoes in a serving plate

Key Ingredients For This Recipe

Fingerling potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are long skinny potatoes that are often 1-1/2 to 3 inches long. They are thin-skinned, so therefore fall under the “waxy” potato category. This means they are best prepared with moist cooking techniques, such as steaming or boiling.

With that being said, they are also great when roasted with their skins on, like in this recipe. They have a smooth and creamy texture and sweet flavor. If you can’t find them, use any other bag of mini potatoes.

Tahini

Tahini is sesame paste. It has a texture similar to peanut butter, but more thin. You can purchase it in the grocery isle in a jar or a can. Often it is in the international section (Greek or Middle Eastern). Occasionally it will be with the peanut butters. I’d recommend using sunflower seed butter if you can’t find tahini.

Za’atar

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern blend of sumac, sesame seeds, salt and thyme. It’s located in the spice section and/or in the international section. If you can’t find it you an easily make your own.

Greek yogurt

I used full-fat Greek yogurt, because it’s what I have been keeping on hand lately. It is so rich and creamy! You can use low-fat or non-fat too if that’s what you have in your fridge.

Additional Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Step-By-Step Instructions to Make These Za’atar Potatoes

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2: Roast potatoes

Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, za’atar and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread the potatoes out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven, and roast, stirring once or twice until browned and tender when pierced with a knife, 24 to 32 minutes.

Step 3: Make Greek Yogurt Tahini Sauce

Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, Greek yogurt, Tahini, lemon juice and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add enough water to thin to desired consistency.

Step 4: Drizzle with sauce & serve

Transfer the potatoes to a large serving dish or platter. Drizzle tahini dressing over the potatoes and garnish with mint. Serve immediately.

Za'atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes on a plate

FAQs and Expert Tips

Cooking tip for roasting the potatoes perfectly:

When roasting fingerling potatoes, it is best to toss them with oil, salt and pepper before you spread them out on a baking sheet. Don’t crowd the baking sheet. Crowding makes it harder for the potatoes to get browned.

How to cook the potatoes more quickly:

If you want to roast them more quickly, you can cut them in half lengthwise and then across crosswise.

How to perfectly cook the potatoes:

Use a hot oven, and stir occasionally. To test for doneness, just press a fork or paring knife into a potato to check. If you have skinnier potatoes, they will cook more quickly.

How to fix the sauce if it separates:

If the yogurt sauce separates, just stir it together with a spoon or small whisk until it is smooth again. Then measure out what you need for the recipe.

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Za'atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Greek Yogurt Tahini Sauce | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Side dish, gluten-free, healthy

Za’atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Yogurt Tahini Sauce


Description

Roasted fingerling potatoes with za’atar spice mix topped with creamy Greek yogurt tahini sauce. Top it with fresh mint. Naturally gluten-free and only 12 minutes of prep time!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons za’atar seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, low-fat if desired
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss potatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, za’atar and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread potatoes out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven, and roast, stirring once or twice until browned and tender when pierced with a knife, 24 to 32 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, Greek yogurt, Tahini, lemon juice and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add enough water to thin to desired consistency.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a large serving dish or platter. Drizzle tahini dressing over the potatoes and garnish with mint. Serve immediately.

Notes

Cooking Tip:

Use a hot oven, and stir occasionally. To test for doneness, just press a fork or pairing knife into a potato to check. If you have skinnier potatoes, they will cook more quickly.

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 216
  • Sodium: 150
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 6

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