National Carrot Day

My favorite roasted carrots!  With some amazing options!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Want the spiced version, (my favorite way) you’ll also need:

  • ½ to 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder (use less for more mild carrots, or the full amount for spicy carrots)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the honey butter version, you’ll also need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. To prepare your carrots, peel them and then cut them on the diagonal so each piece is about ½″ thick at the widest part. You can use baby carrots to save time!
    3. Place the carrots on the baking sheet. Add the olive oil and salt.
    4. Toss until the carrots are lightly coated in oil and seasonings. Arrange them in a single layer. Roast the carrots until they’re caramelized on the edges and easily pierced through by a fork, 25 to 40 minutes, tossing halfway.