Honey Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Pepitas
Why I Love This Recipe
Honey Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Pepitas... sweet and savory and so delicious - an amazingly flavorful side dish.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 bunches of carrots – about 16 total
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons roasted salted pepitas
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled or chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Pinch of cayenne
1/2 teaspoon Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 375F.
Clean and dry carrots, leaving them whole, and trim the stems down to about 2 inches.
Mix together 2 tablespoons of honey, cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne, then pour the mixture over the carrots and toss. Place the carrots on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes.
When the carrots are just tender, sprinkle 3/4 of the goat cheese on them and roast for 2 more minutes, until the cheese softens and starts to melt.
Meanwhile, sprinkle the remaining goat cheese on a serving platter.
Remove carrots from oven, using a spatula transfer from the baking sheet and place on the platter with the goat cheese.
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey, sprinkle on roasted pepitas, and serve warm.