Lighten up the classic honey roasted carrots side dish this Thanksgiving – your doctor (and dietitian) will thank you 😉
I used to LOVE those bags of honey carrots you could buy in the frozen section. All you had to do was empty the bag into a microwave safe bowl, add a splash of water, cover, and microwave for a minute or two then voila! A steaming bowl of buttery, sugary goodness that you could tell yourself was okay because carrots are vegetables.
While part of me would still love a bite of those basically candied carrots, I’ve grown to really like the earthy sweetness naturally found in roasted carrots. So instead of smothering the carrots with sugar and butter, these roasted carrots are lightly sweetened with organic honey, heart healthy olive oil, and a touch of ginger.
Simply wash and peel your carrots, toss in a honey ginger marinade, and roast away in the oven. Yes, it takes a little longer than steaming a bag of pre-seasoned carrots in the microwave, but the flavors and textures are so worth it!
As with my garlic roasted brussels sprouts, these carrots are lightly flavored, making them an easy side dish for numerous main entrees. Especially with events like Thanksgiving where there are a lot of different kinds of foods, I always enjoy having a few foods that get along with pretty much everything else at the table. But feel free to jazz them up a bit with extra ginger or roasted garlic.
So here’s a toast to keeping things simply sweet 😉
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Honey ginger roasted carrots! I love it! They sound healthy and delicious!
Thanks Sonali! We ate them up so quick 😉
I love roasted carrots and don’t make them enough. Now I’m craving them! This looks super simple and delicious 🙂
I don’t make them often either, but after eating these I’m wondering why not since they’re so easy! Thanks Carly 🙂
This would be an awesome side dish for Thanksgiving!
I think so too! Thanks Mona 🙂
Yummmm! Love the addition of the cider vinegar to extend the small amount of honey without more sugar. I have some tri-color carrots in the fridge that I can try this with 🙂
Thanks Kelly 🙂 Hope you give it a try!
I just brought home 3 humungo bunches of carrots from the farmer’s market this weekend, so NEED to try out this recipe…love the combo!!
Perfect!! Let me know what you think 🙂