Za'atar Rubbed Baked Eggplant
Recipe type: Main Dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 medium eggplants, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-4 tbsp za'atar spice mix
  • One serving of raw vegan labneh or ½ cup soy yoghurt
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C.
  2. Using a knife, score your eggplants lightly flesh side up. Season liberally with salt and allow to rest in a bowl for 5-10 minutes, this will help release excess moisture.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush some olive oil on each eggplant and sprinkle on 1 tbsp (or more, depending on preference) of za'atar - use your fingers to really massage or "rub" it in.
  4. Place the eggplants face down on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until the eggplant looks slightly collapsed and is easily pierced with a knife.
  5. To serve, spread some raw vegan labneh or soy yoghurt and garnish with tomato slices and parsley or even pomegranate tendrils and more za'atar.
Recipe by One Arab Vegan at