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Za’atar Carrot Waffle Latkes

Micah Siva



Latkes are delicious, but not everyone grew up with this traditional messy, super-oily Hanukkah food. If you’re creating new Hanukkah traditions with family members who didn’t grow up celebrating Hanukkah, why not have fun with it and make it your own? Try this lighter, mess-free carrot za’atar latke for your holiday meal, made in a waffle maker instead of a skillet of oil! It’s also a healthier way to celebrate Hanukkah with your loved ones.

Ingredients for 4

  • 4 cups grated carrots (about 6 medium carrots)
  • ½ cup grated white onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. za’atar
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • Oil spray
  • Labneh or Greek Yogurt, for serving


  1. Combine carrots, onion, flour, baking powder, za’atar, sea salt and eggs until combined.
  2. Scoop 1/3 cup mixture into an oiled, preheated waffle skillet, cooking for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  3. Serve with a dollop of labneh and extra za’atar.
  4. Enjoy!

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Micah Siva

Micah Siva is a trained chef, Registered Dietitian, recipe writer, food photographer, and Jewish cook. Her love for food began in her grandmother’s kitchen, where she learned about the importance of food in celebrating holidays, bringing family together, and keeping traditions alive. She strives to modernize the foods she grew up on, adding her own unique spin on everything from matzah balls to latkes. Through her personal blog, (Nosh with Micah), she shares delicious, plant-forward recipes that are chef-created , dietitian approved, and guaranteed delicious.