Roasted Caramelized Garlic Carrots

roasted carrots after

Are you often looking for new ways to prepare and serve veggies?  I’ve got another delicious, nutritious orange food for you today.  This time in the form of beautiful, fresh roasted, caramelized, garlicky carrots.  Nom Nom!  I find so many vegetables are best when roasted.  Flavor and nutrients are retained and the flavor is hard to beet.  (pun intended)

roasted carrots before

Lots of fresh garlic, thyme, parsley, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar sprinkled onto fresh young carrots creates a wonderful veggie to complement almost any meal.

roasted carrots plated

We had ours with an herb marinated pork tenderloin and tiny roasted golden Yukon potatoes.

Here is the recipe as I made it.  I was inspired by another great recipe Chungah posted on Damn Delicious.  Measurements are guesstimates.  Make it how you enjoy.  That is the true JOY of cooking.

Roasted Caramelized Garlic Carrots

Ingredients:
15 fresh new carrots with stems trimmed, no need to peel
4 cloves garlic, coarsely minced
1 Tbsp dried thyme or 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
1 Tbsp dried parsley or 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1 Tbsp. coarse ground black pepper
Approximately 1/4 cup olive oil
Approximately 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash carrots and lay in a single layer on a baking stone or baking dish.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Liberally sprinkle with garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to your taste and liking.
Drizzle all with balsamic vinegar.
Toss to coat.
Roast for 30-40 minutes – turning once or twice during cooking.

I daresay even kids will enjoy these carrots that turn out so sweet and delicious.  I found them almost addicting!

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs
Jodi

18 thoughts on “Roasted Caramelized Garlic Carrots

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  2. I don’t like cooked carrots very much, Jodi, but I will try this recipe. It looks amazing. I’m thinking of those limp things that my mother used to serve or the dreaded carrot cubes in cans. I shouldn’t even bring up the subject when you’ve presented such lovely food here.

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