Honey-Roasted Carrots with Mint, Raisins, and Walnuts Recipe
Photo: Con Poulos
Serve this rustic roasted vegetable dish alongside meatballs for a hearty, well-balanced meal.
- 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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