BALSAMIC ROASTED CARROTS

July 5, 2015
balsamic roasted carrots, carrots, vegetables, vegetarian, roasting, healthy, organic, kid approved

Selecting a vegetable dish for each night’s meal in my home can be a minor undertaking at times. I don’t say this on me or my husband’s behalf but of course from the behalf of our two toddler sons. Being creative with these vegetable sides can be complicated and I more often than not rely on suggestions from fellow moms and the “oracle” of recipes…Pinterest. I have no shame admitting I use Pinterest and I am all about expanding my food repertoire instead of strictly relying on my knowledge. So regardless, I invite you to try these balsamic roasted carrots, whether you have toddlers or not, it’ll be a hit and pairs with a wide variety of meals.

Balsamic Roasted Carrots

1.5 pounds/24 ounces) baby carrots, tops removed, peeled if desired
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (good quality)
Dash of coarse salt
Dash of pepper if desired (we dislike it)
Dried or fresh parsley
Prepare
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don’t have any just spray it liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
Rinse your carrots and pat dry.
In a medium sized glass bowl (or large if double batching) place the carrots inside.
In a small glass bowl add the balsamic vinegar, then slowly add the olive oil while whisking with gusto. Do not use aluminum bowls, it doesn’t play well with acidic ingredients.
Now pour the balsamic mix over top off the carrots. Toss the carrots until well coated. Pour them onto the cookie sheet.
Place in oven and roast them for about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how crisp or soft you like your carrots, and how thick they are. I did not cut this batch in half since they were not overly thick, but you can do that if you like. I often do. I flip mine halfway through, just so I get that nice caramelised goodness on both sides.
Remove from oven. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with coarse salt, pepper and parsley and serve.

Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 pounds/24 ounces) baby carrots, tops removed, peeled if desired
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (good quality)
  4. Dash of coarse salt
  5. Dash of pepper if desired (we dislike it)
  6. Dried or fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don't have any just spray it liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Rinse your carrots and pat dry.
  4. In a medium sized glass bowl (or large if double batching) place the carrots inside.
  5. In a small glass bowl add the balsamic vinegar, then slowly add the olive oil while whisking with gusto. Do not use aluminum bowls, it doesn't play well with acidic ingredients. Whisk with gusto until your arm falls off, or your ingredients combine perfectly.
  6. Now pour the balsamic mix over top off the carrots. Toss the carrots until well coated. Pour them onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Place in oven and roast them for about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how crisp or soft you like your carrots, and how thick they are. I did not cut this batch in half since they were not overly thick, but you can do that if you like. I often do. I flip mine halfway through, just so I get that nice caramelised goodness on both sides.
  8. Remove from oven. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with coarse salt, pepper and parsley and serve.
Adapted from Cravings of a Lunatic
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/

balsamic roasted carrots, carrots, vegetables, vegetarian, roasting, healthy, organic, kid approved

author: Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She's a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.

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