Roasted Zucchini with Yogurt, Dukkah, & Sumac
Notes About This Recipe
I'm going to address what I perceive may be your concerns about this dish - namely, is it weird to put zucchini on top of yogurt? And, doesn't it get soggy?
First, sure it may be slightly weird, but it's super delicious so treat it like a fancy restaurant dish (you know the kind, with the parsnip puree streak under the steak) and you'll enjoy it. Also, this isn't like eating a bowl of yogurt with fruit on top, this is a very thin layer of yogurt that you're treating like a sauce.
Second, it will get soggy if you leave it for too long. So, if you're prepping this for a dinner party and you've got lots of other food going, then cook the zucchini and do the yogurt spread but only add the zucchini right before it goes out to the table.
There are a lot of add-on flavors in this dish: sumac, dukkah, lemon, and mint - they're all important though. If you remove one, do make sure to sub something else in its place, as the beauty of this dish is its layers of flavor.
Super Side Dishes You’ll Love
Unexpectedly good veggie side dishes are the best. Vegetables are so versatile when you pair them with spices, a little acid, or roast them with olive oil. If you enjoy this recipe, I know you’ll love these recipes:
I hope you enjoy this roasted zucchini with yogurt dish as much as we do! It's one of our favorite side dishes and I think it could be yours too. Enjoy!