Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots
Serves: 4 – 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 – 25 min
- 500g carrots, peeled and trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Ras el Hanout spice blend
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons roasted silvered almonds, or pistachios roughly chopped
- 1/2 bunch coriander or parsley chopped
Step 1: Preheat oven
Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 220°C.
Line a baking pan with baking paper
Step 2: Prepare the carrots
Slice the carrots diagonally into 1.5cm thick pieces. This will allow for even roasting and a delightful presentation.
Step 3: Toss the carrots in spice mixture
Place the sliced carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil, then sprinkle the Moroccan spice blend over the carrots. Toss well, ensuring that the carrots are evenly coated with the spices.
Step 4: Roast the carrots
Transfer the spiced carrots to the prepared baking sheet, spreading them out in a single layer.
Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are tender and slightly caramelized.
Give them a gentle toss halfway through cooking for even browning.
Step 5: Add lemon juice and garnish
Remove the roasted carrots from the oven and drizzle them with fresh lemon juice.
This will add a refreshing tang to balance the spices. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro or parsley and the chopped nuts for a vibrant finish.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy
Transfer the Moroccan spiced roasted carrots to a serving platter and serve them hot as a side dish or as part of a larger Moroccan-inspired meal.
They pair beautifully with grilled meats, couscous, or as a topping for salads.