It’s a new year and we are all trying to healthier right? Which means eating more veggies! Let me tell you, you won’t feel like you are eating your veggies with today’s recipe. It is so good. I didn’t know I liked carrots so much. In fact my husband hasn’t stopped talking about this salad since I made it.
Roasting a carrot makes them so sweet that you almost feel like you are eating candy. Really!
This salad is a fun combination of colors, flavors and textures.
I started by peeling and slicing about 10 – 12 carrots. I sliced them fairly thin. Maybe 1/4″ or slightly thinner.
I then combined the carrots with some slivered almonds and drizzled them with olive oil and garlic. And then a healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Layer them on a cookie sheet in as even a layer as you can and pop them in a 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes. The time may vary depending on how thin or thick you slice your carrots. You want to roast them until they are fork tender but not mushy. No mushy carrots!
I turned them a couple times during the roasting process so that the nuts don’t burn. Remove from the oven and let the carrots cool off to room temperature.
Now for the best part – drizzle them with some honey and vinegar. So yummy!!! I served them over a layer of arugula and then sprinkled with dried cranberries. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Adapted from allrecipes.