Roasted Carrots with Honey, Thyme & Toasted Almonds

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Roasted Carrots with Thyme, Honey & Toasted Almonds by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Vegetarian, Clean EatingLet’s face it, carrots can be pretty boring.  A staple vegetable on the side of most meals, very little attention is often paid to them. Usually steamed or boiled, they’re pretty ordinary, but this is a recipe to make them just that bit more special.  I love carrots, especially with a roast dinner and have served them, cooked this way with Slow-Roasted Shoulder of Lamb recently which went down amazingly well!

I found these lovely baby carrots in Wholefoods and thought I’d use them in this recipe, but you could just use ordinary large carrots.  Make sure to peel them if they’re not organic and then chop them into discs or strips as you would normally do – however you prefer to eat them – and then follow the rest of the steps.

Preheat your oven to 180C and wash and prep the carrots.  Lay them on the baking tray and drizzle over the honey and olive oil.  Season well with salt and pepper and pop them into the oven for 20 minutes.Roasted Carrots with Thyme, Honey & Toasted Almonds by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Vegetarian, Clean EatingAfter 20 minutes, remove them from the oven, sprinkle over the thyme leaves and toss everything again so that it is covered in the juices from the pan.  Put back into the oven for another 10-15 mins or until they are soft in the middle and caramelised on the outside.

While the carrots are roasting, toast the almonds in a dry frying pan over a low heat until they start to brown – watch them closely so they don’t burn!Roasted Carrots with Thyme, Honey & Toasted Almonds by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Vegetarian, Clean EatingPlace the carrots in a bowl and drizzle any of the leftover juices from the baking tray over the top.  Scatter the toasted almonds over the top, garnish with the leftover thyme stalks and serve them with any roast dinner or evening meal that you like.  I guarantee they’ll be devoured with much more excitement than the usual boiled carrots.  I served them with my Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin and they were a big hit!Roasted Carrots with Thyme, Honey & Toasted Almonds by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree, Vegetarian, Clean Eating

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh man, I’m salivating… over carrots? You’re right they’re often boring, but this sounds amazing! Going to give it a go this week 😊

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Looks very tasty

  3. This look so yummy and good!

  4. I LOVE carrots! They are naturally sweet and with the addition of that honey they are probably amazing! Love the crunch of the almonds too!
    xo Jessica

  5. This sounds so good, and seems really simple to put together. I love roasted carrots ; ) I bet the honey and thyme make them taste amazing!

  6. mashupmom says:

    I wouldn’t have thought to add the almonds — I’m intrigued!

  7. Sarah Jean says:

    Maybe this amazing looking recipe would actually get my husband to eat vegetables!

  8. alexafederico says:

    This sounds delicious! I know how important veggies are, but I struggle getting them in. Using a sweet and savory twist is something I have not tried yet! Thank you 🙂

  9. I love having a collection of carrot recipes. I don’t care for them raw, but roasted is a different story.

  10. vishalgmr1971 says:

    Carrots are an excellent source for being healthy. We eat them on daily basis to get their good effect. However, never thought of roasted them. Good idea.

  11. i don’t eat carrots, but this recipe seems so tasteful 🙂 i definitely try it!

  12. tkmom18 says:

    THese look so gorgeous I’d hate to eat them! I’m sure they taste as good as they look!

  13. Those carrots look so good! I love that you added in the toasted almonds for some crunch. Yum!

  14. stylishtravlr says:

    That sounds absolutely fantastic! I tried the roasted carrots the other day a little bit different way but I love almonds so much so I cant wait to try your recipe!

  15. candy says:

    Roasting any veggies is always my go to way to fix a quick great meal or side dish. These carrots with honey, thyme and almonds would be perfect as a side dish.

  16. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    These look beautiful and delicious! My girls love carrots, so this would be a win in my house.

  17. Krysten says:

    These carrots look so perfect! I haven’t ever put together the flavors that you have, but they sound so intriguing! I can’t wait to make this!

  18. Holly says:

    This looks delicious AND easy! Thanks for sharing!

  19. My sister made something similar for us once and it was divine!

  20. A.Antovska says:

    Carrots with honey! I believe it is delicious.Maybe will try this recipe.:)

  21. Ashlee says:

    Roasted carrots are my absolute favorite!! I could eat them every day!

  22. wellcaffeinatedtraveller says:

    Oh my god, these looks so incredibly good that I actually want to go make them right now!

  23. Kristin says:

    I’ve been OBSESSED with roasted carrots lately and now I NEED to try this! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Danielle says:

    That sounds yummy! Maybe my girls would actually eat come vegetables if I did that…

  25. Jen says:

    Perfect for my diet. I must give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Being a vegetarian, Carrots make a very usual appearance to our plates. I did not

    know that Carrots could be made this amazing way. Would definitely try it as a side dish for our

    dinner!

  27. This looks delicious! I love finding new ways to cook carrots!

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