Glazed Rainbow Carrots

One of the things I love about roasting things is how easy it is to let the magic of time in the oven, without a lot of supervision, create a masterpiece.  The second thing I love about roasting vegetables specifically is that it’s easy for those dishes to pull double duty.  What’s fantastic as a side dish for dinner is sometimes even more tasty the next day when I throw it into a salad!  Roasted glazed carrots are one such item – they caramelize as they cook, and the natural sugars make the carrots practically taste like candy when they’re done.  The sprintz of lemon gives the carrots just the right amount of acidity to add a small punch at the end. When you use rainbow carrots, the result is also just incredibly pretty. This is what healthy living looks like!

Glazed Rainbow Carrots

 

(4 servings)

2 lbs rainbow carrots

Salt & Pepper

1/4 teas ginger

4 Tbls olive oil, divided

2 Tbls honey

Lemon wedge

2 Tbls Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Peel the carrots and cut them into ½ inch disks.  Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto a rimmed baking sheet, and then place carrots in one layer.  Don’t worry if the carrots are touching each other.  Drizzle the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the carrots and then salt and pepper liberally.  Sprinkle the ginger on the carrots and roast for 25 minutes.  Flip the carrots, drizzle the honey over the carrots, and roast for another 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven, spritz with the fresh lemon, and garnish with parsley.

 

Nutritional Info: (per serving)

Calories           299 kcal

Carbs               32 g

Fat                   19 g

Protein            0 g

Sugar               21 g

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