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Heirloom Roasted Carrots Recipe
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Heirloom Roasted Carrots Recipe

A simple heirloom carrots recipe, roasted on a bed of citrus and finished with a dab of orange butter, sea salt and herbs! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 88kcal
Author Florentina


  • 12 heirloom carrots -rainbow mix
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil organic
  • 1 orange -thinly sliced, organic
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp softened butter (optional)
  • 1 orange -zested
  • 6 sprigs lemon thyme


  • Mix the butter and orange zest until well incorporated. Refrigerate while the carrots are roasting.
  • Arrange the orange slices on the bottom of an oiled shallow baking dish and cover with a few thyme sprigs.
  • Toss the carrots ( scrubbed well and dry ) with the olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and place them on top of the oranges and thyme.
  • Roast at 425″ for about 40 minutes, until al dente turning once half way through cooking. If you prefer them softer cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove the carrots from the oven and top with thin small dabs of the cold orange butter. Sprinkle with some fresh herbs and enjoy as a side dish next to steaks, roasts or chicken.
  • If you prefer a deeper caramelization of the carrots, just throw them under the broiler fire for a minute or two.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 37.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.3mg