Za’atar Shrimp with Mixed Greens

Za’atar Shrimp With Mixed Greens

This Middle Eastern-inspired recipe will drive your senses wild. Za’atar is an aromatic blend generally made from thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, cumin, salt, marjoram, and oregano. It’s a versatile herb that can get used to spice up vegetables, lean proteins, and starches. Or, flex your culinary skills by adding za’atar to Greek yogurt for an extra savory dipping sauce for any occasion.

Plus, these mighty flavor boosters pack a powerful punch of wholesome nutrition. Herbs and spices are abundant in powerful antioxidants – they can help decrease chronic inflammation associated with worsened IBS symptoms. Talk about a win for the tummy and the tastebuds!1

Makes: 2 servings
Serving Size: ½ portion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for za’atar shrimp with mixed greens

  • 20 large, deveined shrimp
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 3 tbsp za’atar seasoning blend
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Directions for za’atar shrimp with mixed greens

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine za’atar, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Mix until fully combined.
  3. With a cooking brush, distribute spice mixture on both sides of shrimp. Place on non-stick baking sheet. If preferred, can also use skewers. Roast for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add mixed greens. Dress with 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt, and ground pepper.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Jiang TA. Health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. J AOAC Int. 2019;102(2):395-411. doi:10.5740/jaoacint.18-0418.

Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 356kcal
  • carbohydrates: 5g
  • fat: 27g
  • fiber: 0.5g
  • potassium: 38mg
  • protein: 23g
  • saturated fat: 4g
  • sodium: 903mg
  • sugar: 1g

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