Crispy Smashed Broccoli with Za'atar

Za'atar spice coats broccoli florets that crisp up under the broiler. A dollop of yogurt adds a creamy finish. Serve as an easy side paired with grilled kebabs or as a light appetizer.

Crispy Smashed Broccoli with Za'atar
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 8 cups bite-size broccoli florets (1 pound)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons za'atar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt


  1. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler.

  2. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Steam broccoli until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Preheat broiler to high. Spread the broccoli on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Space the florets evenly on the pan, then flatten them with the bottom of a mason jar or sturdy glass. Combine za'atar, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle over the florets. Broil until hot and starting to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Top each floret with a small dollop of yogurt before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 2305IU 46%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Potassium 266mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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