Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Rainbow anything is always great in my book but Rainbow Carrots are easily one of my top five favorite veggies. There’s just something about seeing an heirloom rainbow tomato, or a carrot that is purple. You see it and your soul just fills with this joy of knowing “okay, this is going to take my taste buds on a magical journey”. So today I am going to share with you my easy, go-to recipe for roasted rainbow carrots.
Many of my readers know that I like to keep things in the kitchen somewhat simple. I use a lot of the same “marinades or sauces” on many different dishes. For me, there really is no reason to reinvent the wheel so I stock the pantry with things that are easy, taste good and work with many different dishes. I don’t believe in making this massive feast that takes 4 hours to slave over the stove everyday. Who actually has time for that anyway? I am a working single mom and by the time I run through my door after a long day’s work my daughter and I have 45 minutes of homework to tackle, tubby time before eating dinner, and then I get the whole fight with my six year old about how she isn’t “ready” for bedtime. I need recipes that are simple, and allow me to also multitask my household at the same time! Welcome to the roasted veggie world I will introduce you to! This secret world allows you to set a dish in the oven and then walk away. Yes, you heard that right: WALK AWAY!
- 5 tablespoons of Olive Oil (or Coconut Oil if you are feeling festive)
- 3 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of ½ teaspoon Honey, depending on your sweetness meter
- Rainbow carrots!
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a bowl, mix (I am not even going to tell you to “whisk”, just simply use a fork to get the same result) the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey.) This is your marinade!
- Wash your carrots unless you’re into dirt carrots (not judging). Lay carrots out on the chopping block, cut the stems off and then cut down the middle to halve them.
- Toss the carrots in a large bowl with the marinade you made.
- Grease the baking pan or cookie sheet you plan to use.
- Lay the carrots out on the pan.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking over the carrots.
- Roast for about 45 mins to 50 mins.
If you’re feeling really festive you can add rosemary to the olive oil marinade you made as well.
You can now eat dinner like a sophisticated family before having the battle over “it IS your bedtime!”