Feb 9, 2015

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Today at Sprouts Store Rainbow Carrots caught my eye. If you remember last year I have experimented with Colorful Cauliflowers (Green, Purple, Orange) that yielded several healthy recipes. I have never seen carrots in different colors, so I am so excited to make something exotic with these. I have browsed for some recipes, finally settled with this Roasted Rainbow Carrots recipe from FoodNetwork. I have altered the recipe my making my own dressing with OliveOil, Honey and Rosemary. I was skeptical how this will turn out, or will I end up with lot of left overs, several questions popped up in mind, as I have never baked or roasted Carrots before. But these colorful carrots motivated me to go ahead give it a try!

Roasted Rainbow Carrots
And the end result is OMG, They tasted so delicious, honey gave nice caramelization effect on carrots. But after taking them out of Oven they looked so beautiful, the different colors, roasting effects, shiny caramelization and aroma of garlic and rosemary. I couldn't resist and finished half of them by munching on. I offered some to Vj by crossing my fingers, and he finished the rest. Hooray! Another Family Winner Recipe! Here it is Enjoy!

Look at these beautiful colors, aren't they lovely!

Rainbow Color Carrots - 1 small bunch ( or 5 to 6)

Olive Oil - 3 Tbsp
Honey - 1 Tbsp
Garlic - 5 Cloves ( Finely chopped)
Kosher Salt  - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Rosemary strands - 2 ( or 1 tsp rosemary leaves)

Make Dressing:
In a small medium bowl mix together all the ingredients under dressing section and make a thick dressing.


  1. Pre-Heat the Oven to 400 F.
  2. Trim the edges of Carrots and peel and wash them. I trimmed only at the bottom leaving the stem on. If you wish you can leave the peel also.
  3. Take a cookie sheet and arrange the carrots on cookie sheet evenly spaced. Pour the dressing on carrots and brush them gently on all sides.
  4. Bake them in the oven for 20 min and turn them over and Bake for another 15 min. 
  5. Take them out, top with some chives and serve warm as a side dish or much on this super snack.

Purple and Yellow Carrots are not too sweet compare to usual Orange Carrots. Not sure if the roasting or caramelization or their texture made them so delicious. They turned out so crisp outside coated with garlic flavor and soft inside with dance texture. You won't feel like you are eating Carrots, it feels like as if you are munching on some sweet snack. Absouletly loved them, these will happen now several times in my kitchen, I guarantee! :-) 

Rainbow Carrots

will be back with another exotic side dish!
take care until then

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