It’s always a challenge when you want to introduce something new to your holiday menu; especially if you’re expected to prepare the same old vegetables…boring! I love this new recipe I have for the holiday season. You can pick up the tri-color carrots from your local green market, Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. I love the spice rub, and it’s great on your turkey too! The array of color, the spice and the lime all work so well together. It’s fun to change things up a bit! Enjoy!
Roasted Lime Spiced Tri-Color Carrots
1 bunch tri-color carrots, peeled, sliced lengthwise and slice
again into medium size strips
2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon spice rub (recipe follows)
Juice of 2 small limes (reserve the lime to roast with carrots)
Place the prepared carrots onto a baking pan. Mix with the olive oil, spice rub and lime juice. Place the squeezed lime onto the pan with the prepared carrots.
Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Serve carrots with a little more freshly squeezed lime and garnish with roasted limes.
Spice Rub for Carrots
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon dried thyme