I wanted to come up with a simple purple carrots recipe for my first time trying this new veggie find so I could get a sense of the real flavor of purple or maroon carrots. I have to say that this simple roasted carrots recipe is a big hit. It makes a very delicious side dish and helps retain all of that antioxidant and anti-inflammatory goodness without boiling it away in water.
Look how dark and rich the purple carrot color stays when roasting instead of boiling. That means that all of those nutrients are going straight into your body and not being drained down the sink!
Roasted Purple Carrots Recipe
1 large or 2 small purple carrot per person
2 sprigs of rosemary or thyme (fresh is best) or you can use dried
sea salt and pepper to taste
Wash the purple carrots and cut into wedges or fingers. Place on a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasonings and pop it into a 350F oven for 20-30 minutes until tender-crisp.
It can’t get much easier than that! If you have a favorite purple carrots recipe please share a link in the comments.