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Thyme Carrots - Recipe

Updated: Apr 4

Get ready to have your taste buds dazzled with infused thyme roasted carrots!





Chef Talk:

  • Herbs de Provence, a traditional French blend of basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, marjoram, lavender, and tarragon, can be used to add a savory and fragrant flavor to roasted or sautéed carrots.

  • Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan spice blend comprising of 26 spices that adds warmth and floral notes to carrot dishes.

  • Greek seasoning, made of oregano, dill, garlic powder, and onion powder, pairs well with carrots to create a Mediterranean-inspired flavor.

  • Cumin and Lime: Cumin, being a relative of carrots, pairs harmoniously with them. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a zesty kick.


Have fun paring some of your favorite wines with carrot dishes.
Carrots & Wine Pairing


Carrots & Wine Pairing

Carrots are a nutrient-dense root vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. They are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, making them a healthy addition to any diet. In this write-up, we will explore some of the best wine pairings for different ways of preparing carrots.


  • For raw carrots, it is recommended to pair them with light, crisp white wines or a refreshing rosé. Ligurian Vermentino, Arneis from Piedmont, and Grüner Veltliner from Alto Adige or Austria are all great options to consider. These wines have a balance between fruitiness and minerality, vibrant acidity, and fruit notes that complement the freshness and crunchiness of raw carrots.


  • When carrots are cooked but still retain some crispness, it is best to pair them with wines that have a textural richness and a robust fruit profile. Pecorino from Abruzzo and Catarratto from Sicily are excellent white wine choices with interesting contrasts in flavors that complement the sweetness of the carrots.


  • Slow-roasted carrots have a soft, unctuous texture and pronounced sweetness. A richer style Barbera from Piedmont is the best wine pairing for this dish. The wine's depth and fruitiness will harmonize beautifully with the roasted flavors of the carrots, making for a truly enjoyable culinary experience.

Why did the carrot go to the doctor? Because it needed a root canal!

A picture of a carrot getting a root canal at the dentist.
Carrots rule

Carrot health benefits


Carrots are a root vegetable that are not only delicious, but they also have many health benefits. One of the primary benefits of carrots is that they are an excellent source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for maintaining good vision, especially in low light conditions. Carrots are also high in fiber, which helps to keep your digestive system healthy.


In addition, carrots contain antioxidants, which can help to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants may also help to reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer. Carrots are also a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.


Finally, carrots are low in calories, making them a great snack option if you are watching your weight. Whether you enjoy them raw, cooked, or in juice form, carrots are a great addition to any diet.


Thyme Roasted Carrots


Thyme roasted carrots are a simple yet delicious side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year.


Ingredients:


  • 1 pound of carrots, peeled and cut into on the bias

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or grapeseed oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions:


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the carrot with the grapeseed oil, thyme leaves, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  3. Spread the carrots out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  4. Roast the carrots in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are tender and lightly caramelized.

  5. Serve the thyme-roasted carrots hot as a side dish for your favorite main course.

This recipe is very versatile, so feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to suit your taste. Enjoy!

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