Carrots Roasted with Rose Harissa and drizzled with Garlic Tahini Sauce

Carrots Roasted with Rose Harissa and drizzled with Garlic Tahini Sauce
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Carrots Roasted with Rose Harissa and drizzled with Garlic Tahini Sauce
Yotam Ottolenghi is my muse. I love his bold flavors, energetic spirit and infectious love for food. This is a rather radical modification of a recipe in his latest book, Simple. Rose harissa is somewhat hard to find (I get it at the Cheese Importers in Longmont, Colorado), but regular harissa that you make yourself or buy will be totally delicious. This is great as a side dish, something to bring to a dinner party (whenever that happens again...), or to add a little heft to a night when all your serving is a big salad. I find this intensely flavorful dish to be totally craveable. And for me, as long as it's healthy, I don't think we should make/eat any food that's not in the category of craveable. Life is too damn short to spend time making and eating food that's just meh.
roasted carrots with rose harissa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Roasted Carrots
Garlic Tahini Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Roasted Carrots
Garlic Tahini Sauce
roasted carrots with rose harissa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut carrots in half lengthwise (if they are really big, you might have to quarter). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cumin seeds, rose harissa, olive oil and salt.
  4. Using a spoon or pastry brush, spread harissa mixture over carrots on baking sheet.
  5. Cook in preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes. Check at the half way mark to see if they might need a little jiggle or turn.
  6. While carrots are roasting, make your Garlic Tahini Sauce...
  7. Add all ingredients for the tahini sauce to a blender (I have a small attachment for my Vitamix that is perfect for small batches of sauces) or food processor and blend the hell out of it until super smooth. If you don't have or don't want to use an appliance (totally fine), just add tahini and finely chopped garlic to a bowl and whisk in lemon juice, water and salt until well mixed.
  8. Spread roasted carrots on a platter and drizzle tahini sauce. Great served either warm or at room temperature.
    roasted carrots with tahini sauce
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