Sumac roasted potatoes with tahini dipping sauce

Sumac roasted potatoes with tahini dipping sauce

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Easy to make with impressive flavor! 




  • 2 pounds (1kg) yellow potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • zest of 1 small organic lemon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sumac, more for serving 

Tahini dipping sauce 

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) tahini, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, more to taste 

For serving

  • chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt
  • sliced lemon 


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Wash and scrub (or peel) potatoes, then slice into wedges. Pat with a towel to dry then transfer to a bowl. 
    2. Toss potatoes with olive oil, lemon zest, salt and sumac. Lay out on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes. Give the potatoes a good stir, then increase the temperature to 425°F (220°C) and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy. 
    3. As the potatoes bake, make the dipping sauce:
      In a small bowl whisk tahini with water and lemon juice. They won’t come together right away, but as you keep stirring, the tahini and water will blend together into a creamy, smooth sauce. Mix in garlic powder, salt and cumin. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Keep sauce in the refrigerator until serving time. 
    4. When baked, take potatoes out of the oven and serve on a platter or in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with more sumac, fresh parsley, sea salt (flakey salt works too) and add a few lemon slices. Serve sauce alongside the potatoes, sprinkle with more cumin or sumac prior to serving.


You can find sumac in well stocked grocery stores, spice shops and on Amazon.