Sesame Roasted Carrots

Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve to guests, these sesame roasted carrots are the perfect side dish. Vegan, gluten-free and lovely served hot or cold. 

When life gives you a beautiful bunch of fresh, organic carrots…

Fresh Carrots

I highly recommend chopping, seasoning and roasting them to perfection.

Sprinkle on a few sesame seeds for good measure and you’ve got yourself a restaurant-quality side dish that you can pair with just about anything.

Sesame Roasted Carrots -- Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve to guests, these sesame roasted carrots are the perfect side dish. Vegan, gluten-free and lovely served hot or cold.

Roasting is, by far, my absolute favorite way to prepare vegetables. Grilling is a close second, especially during the summer months when the thought of turning on the oven and introducing another degree of heat into the house sounds unbearable. That said, these carrots are totally worth a sweaty kitchen — I promise.

They’re sweet and tender with a touch of caramelization and crispiness. And they’ve got that umami flavor going on from the nutty sesame oil, zesty rice vinegar and salty tamari combined with the natural sweetness of the carrots.

Sesame Roasted Carrots -- Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve to guests, these sesame roasted carrots are the perfect side dish. Vegan, gluten-free and lovely served hot or cold.

They can be eaten piping hot, straight from the oven or you can chill them down and make a lovely summer salad. I’m actually planning to do the latter today for lunch. I cannot wait!

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Sesame Roasted Carrots


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups

Description

Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve to guests, these sesame roasted carrots are the perfect side dish. Lovely served hot or cold.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots, peeled, quartered and cut into 2 inch long pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine sesame oil, vinegar, tamari, black pepper and ginger in a large bowl. Add carrots and toss to coat.
  3. Place carrots on a baking sheet or stone. Roast for 35-40 minutes, stirring once about half-way through. Remove from oven when carrots are tender, crisp with golden edges. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g

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    9 comments
    1. Alan
      October 9, 2020 AT 5:08 am

      This one looks great… maybe i will try this one

    2. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
      June 10, 2015 AT 9:36 am

      Trying to get my husband to branch out with veggies is tough but he loves carrots…I’ll definitely have to try these!

    3. balancedberry
      June 9, 2015 AT 11:43 pm

      These sound delicious! I love sesame oil on veggies. And the carrots are absolutely beautiful, both before and after roasting.

    4. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
      June 9, 2015 AT 5:56 pm

      i am not much of a carrot person but roasted with sesame sounds wonderful.

    5. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      June 9, 2015 AT 3:30 pm

      These look delicious! I always eat more raw carrots, but there’s a world of possiblity with roastin or baking them. Thanks for the recipe!

    6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      June 9, 2015 AT 2:52 pm

      Oh yum! I love roasted carrots! These look great!

    7. Strength and Sunshine
      June 9, 2015 AT 2:05 pm

      Roasted carrots are so lovely and subtly sweet! I would adore these cold!

    8. cleaneatingveggiegirl
      June 9, 2015 AT 1:36 pm

      I LOVE roasted carrots (well, really carrots in any form) and I am loving the sound of the added sesame flavor. Yum 🙂

    9. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
      June 9, 2015 AT 1:16 pm

      Yum, these look so good! I think I know what I’m doing with the bag of carrots in my fridge.

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