My default for veggies are to steam them. Regular readers will recognize my rants against boiling veggies and cooking the life out of them, but to be honest 95% of the time I simply steam them.
Lately though, roasting has captured my attention. Potatoes…Brussels sprouts….tomatoes – all quite good roasted. I had never roasted carrots, until now.
The roasted flavor with some carrot crisp. Yum!
The recipe below calls for full sized carrots, but I had the baby ones on hand.
I sliced them lengthwise to both expand their surface area for the oil, salt and pepper and to reduce the roasting time.
I roasted them for 15. They probably could have used a few more.
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Servings: 6 servings | Difficulty: Easy
- 12 carrots
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
If the carrots are thick, cut them in half lengthwise; if not, leave whole. Slice the carrots diagonally in 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. (The carrots will shrink while cooking so make the slices big.) Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a sheet pan in 1 layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until browned and tender.
Toss the carrots with minced dill or parsley, season to taste, and serve.
Serves 6: Calories:110; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat:1 gram; Protein: 1 gram; Total carbohydrates:12 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber: 3.5 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 484 milligrams