Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Roasted Carrots with cumin, cinnamon and orange. A Delicious vegan side dish or serve over seasoned lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal.
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Moroccan Carrots- with cumin, cinnamon and orange. A Delicious vegan side dish or serve over seasoned lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal. | www.feastingathome.com #carrots #roastedcarrots #moroccancarrots #vegan #vegansalad #cleaneating
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Here is a simple, tasty recipe for Moroccan Roasted Carrots- a delicious vegan side dish that is full of great flavor! The carrots are caramelized in a very hot oven then tossed in an orange-cumincinnamon dressing. Tangy, sweet and spicy and deliciously caramelized they are the perfect pairing with whatever you are serving up!

Colorful roots do wonders for the soul in winter. Somehow they uplift. Joy comes in the smallest of moments lately. The way the sun hits these little guys on my counter, just so. How can such a simple thing be so beautiful?
A simple tasty recipe for Roasted Moroccan Carrots- with cumin cinnamon and orange. Serve as a side or over seasoned lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal. | www.feastingathome.com

How to make Moroccan Roasted Carrots

Step one: Peel or scrub the carrots.
I love using beautiful multi-colored carrots for this recipe, but feel free to use what you have or can find. Baby carrots are here nice too.
Step two: Cut and toss with the marinade. Cut larger ones in half or quarters so all are roughly equal thickness.
A simple tasty recipe for Roasted Moroccan Carrots- with cumin cinnamon and orange. Serve as a side or over seasoned lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal. | www.feastingathome.com
Step three: 
Roast until tender, then toss with the citrus dressing.
Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Citrus - an easy delicious vegan side dish!
Step four: Garnish with herbs and zest. A simple tasty vegan side dish!
Or turn this into a vegetarian meal with seasoned lentils (see notes).
 A simple tasty recipe for Roasted Moroccan Carrots- with cumin cinnamon and orange. Serve as a side or over seasoned lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal. | www.feastingathome.com

Hope you enjoy these Roasted Moroccan Carrots as much as we have!

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Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Citrus - an easy delicious vegan side dish!

Moroccan Roasted Carrots


Description

A simple recipe for Moroccan Roasted Carrots- served as a side dish or over lentils for a Moroccan-inspired vegetarian Bowl. From America’s Test Kitchen- Complete Mediterranean Cookbook.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs whole carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo chili pepper ( or sub chili flakes or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro ( or Italian parsley)
  • orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Scrub or peel the carrots then cut into 3-4 inch pieces. Cut in half length-wise, and quarter the thicker pieces so all are relatively the same thickness ( no bigger than ½ inch thick).
  3. In a small bowl mix oil, sugar, salt and pepper. The brown sugar will help the carrots caramelize. Toss this with the carrots and spread out in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring the carrots halfway through. Carrots should be tender and slightly caramelized.
  4. Whisk the orange juice, aleppo chili pepper, cumin and cinnamon.
  5. Toss with dressing with the roasted carrots and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley and orange zest.

Notes

  1.  To serve over Simple Seasoned Lentils – Cook 1 cup lentils with 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon coriander (or cumin).
  2. Bring to a boil. Cover, simmer on low until tender, 25-35 minutes ( depending on lentil size). When tender, uncover if need be, reduce liquid by turning heat up, then drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
  3. Serve carrots over a bed of lentils, drizzle with plain yogurt and fresh herbs.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 10.9 g
  • Sodium: 409.3 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. This is SO simple and SO delicious! Beautiful, too!
    I love your words to preface this recipe… root veggies on your kitchen counter, sun hitting them just so… It’s fun to celebrate even the tiniest moments of beauty. Thank you!

  2. I just made these with the Moroccan roasted beets and salad with a dill dressing…it was beyond good. These carrots are the best I’ve ever had!

  3. Excellent way to eat carrots. I never thought of using colorful ones. It makes the meal even more special.
    Thanks!!

  4. This recipe is so yummy I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it! Perfect balance. My friend just returned from Morocco with spices and I’m loving Moroccan cuisine. Thanks so much for this fabulous recipe!

    1. Thanks so much Tina- I’m happy you’ve been enjoying this and appreciate the comment and rating!

  5. Can you share why you peel the carrots? For laziness and nutrition reasons I try to avoid peeling. Otherwise very much looking forward to trying these- I LOVE your recipes!!!

  6. What can be substituted for Aleppo or chili flakes. I have read different substitutes or combinations like cayenne with paprika( Spanish, sweet, regular). Want to achieve same flavor and some spice.

  7. I think this recipe is just as easily made on top of the stove in a large skillet. Esp on hot days when I don t want my oven on. The flavors are wonderful and always a hit!

  8. These are awesome and super easy to make. I made them ahead of our meal and confess that perhaps only 2/3 were left at the time of serving because I couldn’t quit sneaking tastes. Hard to resist!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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