Pop quiz – how do you elevate the humble carrot into culinary greatness? With honey and cumin and a vibrant pesto dipping sauce for funsies. A+ for you! Get a standing ovation for your side dish game this holiday season with this recipe for cumin and honey roasted carrots.
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My mother loves carrots, and she insists on having them at every holiday meal. I did not inherit her carrot loving gene, unless they’re simmered in soup or baked into carrot cake. Plain ol’ steamed baby carrots with butter and salt? It turns out butter does not make everything better.
But these cumin and honey roasted carrots have ch-ch-ch-changed me! Is is the nutty caramelization and honey sweetness? Maybe. Is it the savory, spiced cumin kick? Perhaps. Maybe it’s the earthy carrot top pistachio pesto? Or the fact that I can pick up these guys and dip ’em like fries?
It’s the whole package.
Bottom line? These sweet and spiced cumin honey roasted carrots will make you a believer in the power of the humble carrot! …