Roasted Golden Beets with Za’atar-Spiced Labneh

The unique flavors of beets paired with Za’atar and Labneh is an unbelievable flavor treat and perfect any time of year.

Yellow beets always seem festive though, and they look great on any holiday table. The za’atar- spiced labneh balls take some time to prepare so plan ahead. They can be prepared and refrigerated several days before-hand and then rolled in the spices right before serving.


Makes 6 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss beets and 3 tbsp olive oil in a large bowl.

  3. Sprinkle with sea salt and roast, tossing occasionally, until beets are tender and golden brown around the edges, about 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil and add the sliced shallots. Fry the shallots for 3-5 minutes until crispy. 

  5. Remove from the pan onto a paper towel to drain absorb excess oil and allow to cool.

  6. When the beets are ready, transfer to a serving dish, add the za’atar-spiced labneh cheese balls, sprinkle with the While My Za’atar Gently Weeps spice blend, pomegranate seeds, and parsley.

Samantha Binkley