A simple and flavorful roasted carrot recipe that answers the call for a delicious side dish with less than 10 ingredients. Honey sumac carrots have a unique flavor native to Middle Eastern cuisine and can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or for dinner tonight!
What is Sumac?
Sumac is a bright red spice made from the crushed fruit of the sumac bush. It has been a chief spice in Middle Eastern cuisine since ancient times, and is experiencing a moment in the spotlight right now. The light, citrusy flavor complements all sorts of food – particularly roasted vegetables. I also love to use sumac to elevate standard shrimp n grits or to add playful tartness to a weeknight chicken skillet meal.
My honey sumac carrots are a great way to shake up your weeknight dinner routine. You know that bag of carrots sitting in your fridge waiting patiently to be used? I always find myself staring at them, trying to figure how to transform them in an interesting and tasty way. Put them to good use and make this fabulously flavorful roasted carrot recipe. The lime yogurt heightens the citrusy deliciousness and is a perfect creamy companion. Try the recipe and leave your comments here!
Honey Sumac Carrots with Lime Yogurt Sauce
- 2 bunches whole carrots peeled
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
- juice of 1/2 lime
- salt to taste
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 450. Toss carrots in honey, olive oil, sumac, pepper, and salt. Place on foil covered pan. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes- carrots should be well browned and tender.
- While carrots cook, combine greek yoghurt, lime juice, and very generous pinch of salt. Combine thoroughly and drizzle mixture onto carrots after roasting.
- Drizzle additional honey and sprinkle roasted pumpkins onto carrots before serving.