Thursday, March 1, 2012

The perfect side dish

Short on time? Need a quick and healthy vegetable dish with dinner? This is the perfect side dish alongside any meal. Plus you get a dose of antioxidant and immune-enhancing beta-carotene for the day.
Paprika roasted carrots
Preheat the oven to 375. Grab that bunch of carrots in your crisper. Wash and pat the carrots dry. Trim off the greens, but leave the top. Add to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Sprinkle with a healthy dose of sea salt, black pepper, chili pepper, regular paprika, and smoked paprika. Put into the oven and go about preparing the rest of your dinner. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife or about 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy.


Harriet said...

Yum. Roasted carrots are fantastic - so sweet. I've made some which use cumin and coriander seeds and a bit of honey, but I love the idea of a double paprika combo.


Unknown said...

Oh yum! I've always just roasted my veggies in the oven with olive oil, salt, and pepper... bet the paprikas and chili pepper add a nice kick to this.

Erin said...

Gorgeous! I love any type of roasted veggie (and the little kick is a nice addition!

la domestique said...

This looks so good, and I love paprika roasted carrots. Thanks for the lunch inspiration!

Mike said...

I love cooked carrots. They are so nice and crunchy.