Roasted Purple Carrots & Dukkah

This simple side dish will liven up any meal.  A drizzle of honey prior to roasting will help bring out the sweetness of the carrots, and the sprinkling of Dukkah to finish takes it to a whole new level – undoubtedly, these carrots will be the first to go off the table.

Feel free to use plain old orange carrots, but make sure they’re small and do get the ones with the tops attached, leaving the carrots whole with a little green on the top does wonders for your presentation.

-alex

IMGP6940Ingredients:

  • One bunch of small purple carrots, tops trimmed
  • 4-5 whole garlic cloves, skin on
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2-3 sprigs thyme
  • olive oil to coat
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 Tbsp Dukkah to sprinkle

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 200°C.  Prepare your carrots, trimming off the green tops, leave about 2 cm of the stalk, and wash thoroughly.  Line a baking dish with baking paper.  Place your carrots, thyme, garlic in the dish.  Drizzle honey and olive oil over and toss to combine.  Season generously with salt and pepper.

IMGP6902Roast carrots in oven for 30-40 minutes or until tender.  Every 15 minutes remove from oven and toss.  Keep an eye on the garlic, remove early if beginning to burn.

IMGP6911Serve carrots with roasted garlic and a good sprinkling of Dukkah. If you’re following a low FODMAP diet, simply avoid the roasted garlic.

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