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pan roasted carrots topped with pomegranate seeds
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Maple Pan Roasted Carrots With Tahini Dressing

Looking for an easy, healthy side dish? These pan roasted carrots are cooked to perfection in the oven. They're perfectly caramelized and have a touch of sweetness from the maple sugar. The carrots are then topped off with a tahini dressing and finished with pomegranate seeds and lemon zest. This would be the perfect Thanksgiving dinner side dish!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Jessica Mode

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup divided
  • 2 pounds whole carrots scrubbed and sliced in half lengthwise ½ inch thick and wide
  • ¾ teaspoon Morton kosher salt divided
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • lemon zest for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a large baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • Mix olive oil and 1 ½ tablespoon of the maple syrup in a large bowl. Add in carrots and toss to combine. Arrange carrots on the lined baking pan, then season with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Roast carrots for 30-35 minutes, flipping carrots over halfway through the cooking process, until carrots have caramelized and are fork tender.
  • While the carrots are cooking, whisk together the remaining ½ tablespoon of maple syrup, Greek yogurt, tahini, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with remaining ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the sauce has thinned out to your desired consistency.
  • Plate carrots on a serving platter. Drizzle with sauce and garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon zest. Reserve extra sauce in a small bowl and serve alongside the carrots.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 37900IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg