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These maple roasted carrots with yogurt sauce are not only stunning, but they get all caramelized and crispy around the sides from the maple syrup... pure perfection! | aheadofthyme.com

Maple Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Sauce


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Description

These maple roasted carrots with yogurt sauce are not only stunning, but they get all caramelized and crispy around the sides from the maple syrup… pure perfection!


Ingredients

Carrots:

  • 2 bunches carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and crushed (for garnish)

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Place carrots on a parchment lined baking sheet, then drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, cinnamon, and pepper. Distribute evenly between the carrots on all sides.
  3. Roast carrots for 20 minutes, rotating once half way through. Remove carrots from the oven and drizzle on maple syrup. Toss to coat, then cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  4. While carrots are cooking, you can make the yogurt sauce. Combine Greek yogurt, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped tarragon in a small bowl. Add water to thin it out so it’s pourable, whisk to combine, then set aside. 
  5. Once carrots are cooked, Drizzle with yogurt sauce, then top with fresh tarragon and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.

Notes

If you like a little heat, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne powder to the seasoning blend for the carrots.