Roasted Winter Carrots with Thyme
Carrots are enjoyed throughout the world. Originally from Afghanistan around 900AD, they traveled to the middle east & Spain. By the mid 1300’s carrots were grown in gardens all over Europe.
Hearty, versatile veggies, carrots freeze in the ground and are harvested through the cold winter months. The sugars become more concentrated with a sweet, delicious flavor. When cooked, carrots are rich in beta-carotene compounds to boost the immune system, help eyesight & even promote healthier skin. Using Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil we tweaked a recipe for a tasty & nutritious cold weather side dish. Makes approx. 6 servings
2 pounds of medium, organic carrots,
2 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil + 2 tablespoons for drizzling
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Preheat oven to 400°F
Wash, peel & cut carrots on the diagonal into ½ inch thick slices
Toss carrots in oil & thyme in a large bowl
Sprinkle with salt & pepper
Spread carrots in a single layer on a parchment lined backing sheet
Roast carrots until tender & browned, approximately 40 minutes
Season to taste with pepper & sea salt
Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil
Serve & enjoy!
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