I love, love, love October and November. The colors, the weather, the holidays….the food.
One of my favorite Fall side dishes is roasted veggies–particularly roasted carrots. (Don’t stem them or boil them, please.)
Next time you are in the produce section, look for a bag of Rainbow Carrots. I used to find them all the time at Trader Joe’s–for those of you lucky enough to live near one. (Don’t get me started…) In case any of you locals want to get some, check out Harmon’s. That’s where I bought mine.
2 lbs. (roughly 12 medium-sized) carrots
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel and slice carrots along the diagonal into 1/4″ slices. Lay the slices evenly on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender, but not mushy. (They are done if you can pierce them easily with the tip of a knife.)
**You can also toss in some peeled, sliced parsnips, potatoes, or pearl onions.**
We like to eat these with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
Yum! love roasted veggies. And I love fall too! The carrots look beautiful, and I don’t think I realized there was a rainbow color variation. Cool. I just got some carrots, parsnips, cabbage, turnips, onions to roast or steam together. I’m going to cook some kale in chicken broth. Fall is here! :-) (meatloaf, and mashed potatoes sounds good…i always get hungry reading your site)
jenny from Ky
I grew my own rainbow carrots a couple of years ago. I think you can get a mixed-color seed packet from Territorial Seed.
I’ve also sometimes seen purple carrots at my local co-op. They are gorgeous–purple on the outside, orange on the inside, and turn everything purple.
that makes me want to go to harmons right now. I love carrots, I love cooked carrots and I love beautiful food – a perfect solution for all 3!
Those are delicious looking carrots. I love roasting carrots. It brings out their natural sweetness and they taste fabulous!