Serve this rustic roasted vegetable dish alongside meatballs for a hearty, well-balanced meal.

Serves 6


  • 8 large carrots, peeled and cut into 4 inch x ½ inch sticks
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ½ cup honey, warmed
  • ¼ cup chopped raisins
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp. fresh lemon juice


Total time: 45 minutes

Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, toss carrots with 4 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt.

Arrange carrots on a large baking pan so they are evenly spaced and not touching one another. Drizzle honey on top, then add ½ cup water to pan. Roast until all the water has evaporated and carrots are soft and beginning to brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare topping: In a small bowl, coat raisins with remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add mint, walnuts, lemon juice, and remaining ½ tsp. salt, and mix thoroughly. Remove carrots from oven and arrange on a serving dish. Sprinkle on topping and serve.

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