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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Roasted Rainbow Carrots Make An Awesome Snack

Have you ever had a purple carrot?

    I love trying new things and when I saw these amazing rainbow carrots at Sprouts, I just knew I had to buy them. Who knew that carrots came in yellow and purple? I could not wait to cook these pretty carrots. My two younger sons were excited to try them also. I decided to roast the carrots as I knew that would bring out a wonderful flavor. As I was peeling the carrots, my boys and I ate some raw. We, of course, had to try each color and my six-year-old concluded that they all had the same taste. I decided to cut the carrots in small circles as that would make them great for snacking.

 I then put the carrots in a bowl and added 1 tablespoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt to them. I mixed them up and placed them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. You can use parchment paper or lightly grease the sheet. I love my silicone mats as nothing sticks to them. I baked the carrots for 20-30 minutes at 400 F. I would check them after 20 minutes as the small size cooks faster and you don't want them to burn. The carrots are done when they are soft and chewy. I tasted mine after 20 minutes.

The end result is a great vegetable that you can serve with a meal or eat them for a snack. The roasting gives these carrots a great taste. I just grab a handful and eat them just like chips. The small size makes it a perfect snack for kids.

Have you ever roasted veggies? Which ones are your favorite?

                                                Roasted Carrot Circles
                                                      2 pounds carrots
                                                      1 tablespoon vegetable oil
                                                      1 teaspoon salt

      Preheat oven to 400F. Peel the carrots and slice them into circles. Put the carrot circles in a bowl and add oil and salt, stirring to combine. Place the carrots on a baking sheet that is lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20- 30 minutes or until the carrots are soft and chewy.


  1. I love roasted vegetables and I think my kids would love to eat those colorful one. They would call the purple and yellow ones Vikings Carrots since we are from MN.

  2. What a neat idea!! I wish I could find carrots like that up here in the mountains, this would be fun to make!! I'll just stick to our good old orange ones, I guess! :)

  3. We love roasting veggies- you name it, I've probably roasted it! We especially like broccoli, romano beans, fennel, potatoes, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts...

  4. These look good! I wish we had a Sprouts nearby, but since we don't, I'll have to stick with orange carrots to roast. Yum!

  5. Yum! What a tasty snack. Thanks for sharing.

  6. wow...it looks yummy & health too.

  7. My kids love carrots and they were amazed when they found out that carrots came in various colors, not just orange. I have to make this for them.

  8. I'm a sucker for color so this is awesome to me!

  9. I've never seen carrots any other color except for orange before! I may need to see if i can find these other colors anywhere now that I know about them.

  10. Hi Tara,
    These colorful carrots make a wonderful dish! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it.


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