To begin cooking this naturally sweet, crunchy pan of vegetables, toss six baby carrots, halved lengthwise with: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil; 1 tablespoon dried oregano; ½ teaspoon curry powder; ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional); ½ tablespoon freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cumin.
Place the carrots on a baking sheet. Roast in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 minutes, or until tender. This is just the beginning of an incredible pan of mixed vegetables.
Kale With Roasted Carrots
Naturally sweet, vegetable crunch!
- 6 baby carrots, halved lengthwise
- 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt (plus more to taste)
- ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
- Pinch of cumin
- ½ bunch kale leaves, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Walnuts, crushed (as desired)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Toss the carrots with the olive oil, oregano, curry powder, sea salt, pepper and cumin. Place on a baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until tender.
Cooking the Kale: 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. Top with walnuts. Add additional salt and peppers as desired, to taste. Serve hot.
Substitute the olive oil with coconut oil or, lemon-flavoured olive oil.
Alternatively, you can grill your carrots. Place the carrots cut side down on a heated grill. Grill for 4 – 5 minutes, or until carrots develop sear marks and begin to soften. Flip and grill for another 4 – 5 minutes.
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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.