Roasted Carrots with Jalapeño, Lime and Creamy Vegan Dill Dressing

These roasted carrots with jalapeño and lime are so so good.  Now, historically speaking, I have not been the biggest carrot fan.  The cooked carrots of my youth definitely left something to be desired – orange coins characterized by a bland and soggy sweetness.  “Eat your carrots.”  No thank you.

But I present to you my case for carrots.  It’s beautiful to leave a bit of the green tops, don’t you think?  I also love that these carrots aren’t peeled.  They feel appealingly rustic.

While I am not big on rules, I do have one for carrots.  You really need to play against their sweetness.  Roasting them with a bit of cumin, coriander and thinly sliced jalapeño is not a bad way to start.  The jalapeño really mellows in the oven and it lends a really nice flavor.  But the real magic happens when you hit those fresh from the oven carrots with some freshly squeezed lime juice.  That’s when the skies open and the angels sing! read more

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