Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce
Perfect roasted carrots recipe with honey, a little spice and the most delicious tahini sauce drizzled on top. See how easy it is to roast carrots in the oven! Jump to the Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe
This simple roasted carrots recipe has been on our dinner rotation a lot lately. It’s quick to make and takes advantage of one of my favorite recipes on Inspired Taste, our dreamy tahini sauce.
The carrots would be incredible without the sauce, but they reach a whole new level with it. For the carrots, we roast them with a bit of honey (hello caramelized bits), coriander, salt and pepper. Coriander is an underrated spice and we like to use it often. It has a mellow citrusy, almost sweet flavor. If you don’t have it on hand, try cumin instead. For a vegan version, swap the honey for maple syrup.
After the carrots have roasted in the oven and become golden and caramelized in spots, we take them out and drizzle tahini sauce on top. Tahini sauce is something we have in our fridge at all times. You can see how simple it is to make by taking a look at our tahini sauce recipe. It’s vegan and delicious made with tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil.
You may also enjoy our Roasted Carrots with Garlic Parsley Butter or these Maple Cumin Roasted Carrots!
Perfect Oven Roasted Carrots
We love roasting vegetables around here — see our roasted broccoli, parmesan lemon roasted cauliflower and this simple garlic roasted asparagus (also with tahini sauce).
To roast carrots in the oven, peel and cut them so that they are all a similar size. Toss the carrots with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and if you want, a drizzle of honey and a little spice (in our case, that would be the coriander).
Spread the carrots out onto a baking sheet so that they are all in one layer, and then roast until browned and tender. In a 400° F oven, that takes just about 20 minutes.
See how dark they are? That makes them taste good. The sugars from the honey and carrots caramelize, making them extra delicious.
When you are ready to eat, throw the carrots onto a plate and drizzle them with as much or as little tahini sauce as you like. I go for it — love that sauce! If you don’t have tahini sauce on hand, try tossing the carrots with a little honey butter for some extra honey flavor.
Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce
Honey roasted carrots are drizzled with one of our favorite homemade sauces, Tahini Sauce. It’s very simple to make, take a look at our tahini sauce recipe for how to do it.
You Will Need
2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into (10 to 12 carrots)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground coriander (substitute: ground cumin is delicious, too)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons tahini sauce, see our recipe for Homemade Tahini Sauce
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Use about 1 teaspoon of the oil to lightly oil a sheet pan or baking dish big enough to fit the carrots in a single layer.
Cut carrots into 2 to 3-inch sticks. Depending on how wide the thicker ends are, you may need to slice each stick in half, lengthwise.
Whisk remaining olive oil, honey, coriander, salt and pepper together in a bowl big enough to fit the carrots. Add the carrots and toss to coat. Spread the carrots in an even layer in the prepared pan or dish. Roast in the oven until browned and tender, about 20 minutes.
Drizzle tahini sauce on top of the carrots and serve.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- For a vegan version of this recipe, substitute the honey for maple syrup.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Should I serve these carrots room temp or hot
Either would be excellent. I usually serve hot (with room temperature sauce).
Very delicious! I also made the sauce you recommended ?.
These carrots are so yummmmmmm and with the sauce it’s like a new satay … mmmmm
Oh my goodness this is filled with a harvest of colors and flavors. I invite you to share at my Thursday blog hop ( you can add your link until midnight Saturday). Hugs!
Lovely! Perfect for fall! Thank you!