Meal Mondays: Za’Atar Cauliflower Recipe by RawSpiceBar

Za'Atar Cauliflower Bites by RawSpiceBar

Disclaimer:  I received complimentary packets of RawSpiceBar premium spices to try for the purposes of a review.  As always all opinions are my very own.  Also, this post may contain affiliate links.

Do I have a doozy for you today.  Today I am sharing an exotic recipe I received from RawSpiceBar, which is a premium spice subscription service, and let me tell you, it had my children eating their vegetables and it will have yours eating theirs too.

First let me tell you a little about RawSpiceBar because I find their service amazing!  For $6 a month they scour the world to find the most exotic and delicious spices to send to you in a premium spice kit.  Before they deliver to you, they toast the spice, blend with other spices to make it uniquely their own, ground everything up and then deliver direct to your door in small batches.

Raw Spice Bar spices

Not only that, each premium spice kit comes with the ground spices, the list of the ingredients PLUS a bonus, recipes using each of the spices they just sent you.  I love trying new recipes and this is just what I needed.  I have always liked trying international food so getting international spices to change up how I prepare chicken, vegetables and beef is something I really really like.

Now on to the recipe.  I used the September 2015 RawSpiceBar kit received which was an Istanbul theme.  For videos and recipe ideas it directed me to but I used the recipe card it came with to make this dish.


Greased baking dish




RawSpiceBar Za’atar Spices

  • 1/ cup flour
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs (recipe called for pita breadcrumbs but I could not find it)
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 3 eggs
  • Kosher salt to taste

Za'Atar Cauliflower Bites



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cut cauliflower into large florets
  • Mix the spices, panko breadcrumbs and salt in a small bowl
  • Beat eggs and slowly add flour until well mixed
  • Dip each cauliflower into egg mixture to coat then roll in breadcrumb spice mixture
  • Place in baking dish
  • Repeat until all florets are breaded
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until tender
  • Serve as a side dish
  • Watch your family eat it up and ask for more

za'atar cauliflower close up

Additional thoughts

The Za’Atar Cauliflower dish was very tasty.  The spice wasn’t overbearing but gave it a nice slight nutty flavor.  The Za’Atar spice is made up of 5 spices (thyme, sesame seeds, oregano, salt and sumac) so there’s nothing “strange” there.  Just a combination you may not have necessarily thought to put together yourself.

I was very happy with how this side dish turned out especially because my family loved it.  This dish and RawSpiceBar gets two thumbs up from me.

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11 Replies to "Meal Mondays: Za’Atar Cauliflower Recipe by RawSpiceBar"

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    CARLA October 26, 2015 (5:26 am)

    Ok that whole concept of the RAW SPICE BAR is something Ive never seen and which I love!
    (clicks away to explore them more…)
    I need more creative spice options and I NEVER get creative myself.

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      October 26, 2015 (5:57 am)

      Me too. Challenges the tastebuds.

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    October 26, 2015 (8:39 am)

    Yum! Raw spice bar is definitely something I would be all over trying. You know I love to create yummy recipes and mixing up your spices is the way to bump up the flavor without adding in calories.

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      October 26, 2015 (9:01 am)

      I know! I made one of their other dishes last night and the family gave it a thumbs up!!!

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    October 26, 2015 (8:46 am)

    I love RawSpiceBar spices and these cauliflower bites look AMAZING! I actually have that spice too- going to give this recipe a try! 🙂

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      October 26, 2015 (9:02 am)

      It calls for pits breadcrumbs but I did t have any so I used panko.

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    October 26, 2015 (10:42 am)

    Oh wow, what a great idea for a subscription box! I’m going to have to look into their site. I have something similar for tea and I love it.

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    Crystal October 26, 2015 (1:01 pm)

    Za’Atar Cauliflower looks really good! I have the spice in my pantry. Because I am veg, I would use an egg replacement. I am always excited when someone posts a cauliflower recipe – I never know what to do with it.

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      October 26, 2015 (1:43 pm)

      I love cauliflower!!! Do you know where I can find pita breadcrumbs?

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    GiGi Eats
    October 27, 2015 (9:18 am)

    Seasonings make my world GO ROUND – so I must try these out!

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