This one’s really easy and a favorite of mine – roasted carrots with savory herbs, garlic, and a bit of sweetness from raw honey.
I used young organic carrots for this batch. They’re usually a little smaller with a more irregular shape than the conventionally-grown carrots.
If you have the larger, thicker carrots on hand, they’ll work fine too. Just halve them or even quarter them lengthwise so your carrot slices are all about the same size (they’ll roast better that way).
We had some really skinny ones in our bunch that cooked up a bit quicker, but they were just a good!
And just a note about the garlic in this recipe…it doesn’t taste as strong as you might think once the carrots have been roasted. I think the garlic really compliments the herbs. But as always, trust your instincts and use less garlic than the recipe calls for if you think it will be too much.
And I think you’re really going to like the tangy honey/cider mix you’ll drizzle on right after the carrots have finished roasting. Awesome!
To me, most veggie dishes taste best when you don’t go crazy piling on the seasonings. With this recipe the natural flavors come through nicely. Feel free to experiment with roasted vegetable recipes like this one and alter the spices or herbs to suit your tastes.
That’s what’s great about roasted veggies – you just can’t go wrong when you build up the dish based on your own personal preferences.
As an Italian girl, it’s always a little garlic and herbs for me.
This awesome little paleo dish will also give you a great excuse to visit your local farmers market to grab a bunch of young, organic carrots when they’re available. I know we’re all so used to the big commercially-grown ones that these little delicacies are a real taste treat when you can get them.
Mine looked like they were just yanked out of the ground, complete with clumps of dirt. A little rinse and a snip of the tops and they were good to go.
Hope you give this super easy paleo recipe a try with carrots – any kind will do – and then have fun trying other roasted veggies flavored just the way you like them. Enjoy!