To make this zesty pan of vegetables, toss six baby carrots, halved lengthwise with 2 teaspoons of lemon flavoured olive oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cumin. Place in preheated oven at 350°F. Roast for 15 minutes, or until tender. This is just the beginning of the making of an incredible mix of vegetables with flaked almonds and walnuts!
Kale With Roasted Carrots
It’s zesty and a little nutty!
- 6 baby carrots, halved lengthwise
- ½ bunch kale leaves, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (plus more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
- Pinch of cumin
- 3 ½ teaspoons lemon-flavoured olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- 1 tablespoon walnuts
Toss six baby carrots, halved lengthwise with 2 teaspoons of lemon flavoured olive oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cumin. Place in preheated oven at 350°F. Roast for 15 minutes, or until tender.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet on medium – high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Make sure to stir continuously so the garlic does not turn brown. Add the kale and stir for 1 minute more. Add 1 tablespoon water, cover and let steam for 1 minute.
Remove cover and stir in your roasted carrots. Add 1 tablespoon flaked almonds, 1 tablespoon walnuts and continue stirring until all ingredients are blended. Add additional salt, pepper or nuts as desired. Serve hot.
Substitute lemon-flavoured olive oil with extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil, and add the zest of a half a lemon to enhance the flavour.
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Cooking memorable, flavourful dishes for ourselves and the people we care about is love and it’s powerful. If those dishes happen to be healthy and nourishing, even better. Make this recipe with ease in less than half an hour, 15 minutes of which is roasting your carrots in the oven.
There’s a whole spectrum of carrots, including red, yellow, and purple varieties, each with its own visual and nutritional appeal. Be sure to also check out the recipe for Easy Roasted Carrots.
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