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Moroccan Roasted Carrots

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Moroccan Roasted Carrots aren’t just a feast for the taste buds; they’re a nutritional powerhouse too. Beginning with the star of the show—carrots—these vibrant vegetables are loaded with beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which promotes healthy vision and immune function. Their high fibre content supports digestive health and keeps you feeling full, aiding in weight management while also contributing to heart health.

The addition of shelled unsalted pistachios brings many health benefits, offering protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, supporting eye health. Meanwhile, the array of spices—ground cumin, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper—packs a punch not just in flavour but also in health benefits. Cumin, for instance, is rich in antioxidants and may aid in digestion, while cinnamon has been linked to potentially lowering blood sugar levels.

The dried cranberries or raisins included in this dish contribute natural sweetness while also offering a dose of antioxidants and vitamins. Completing the ensemble with lemon juice, garlic, and optional fresh coriander adds an extra layer of health benefits, providing vitamin C for immunity, allicin from garlic for potential cardiovascular support, and the anti-inflammatory properties of fresh herbs. This flavorful medley of ingredients in Moroccan Roasted Carrots makes every bite not just a culinary delight but a boost to overall wellness.

Moroccan Roasted Carrots

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
Experience a burst of North African flavours with Moroccan Roasted Carrots. These carrots, peeled and quartered lengthways, undergo a tantalizing transformation with a blend of aromatic spices—cumin, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and a hint of cayenne pepper. Tossed with shelled unsalted pistachios and sweet dried cranberries or raisins, these roasted delights offer a harmonious balance of savoury and sweet.
Enhanced by a drizzle of lemon juice, maple syrup, and minced garlic, these carrots boast a medley of tastes that awaken the palate. Whether adorned with fresh coriander for an extra layer of herbal freshness or seasoned with ground pepper to taste, this dish promises a delightful culinary journey through Morocco's vibrant and richly spiced cuisine, inviting you to savour each roasted carrot bite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup shelled unsalted pistachios diced
  • 700 grams carrots peeled, cut lengthways into quarrters
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander optional
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 200℃ (400℉)
  • Mix all the spices into a small bowl.
  • Layout the carrots onto a lined baking tray and toss with half of the spices.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes, until tender, tossing halfway through.
  • While cooking the carrots, combine the rest of the spices with all other ingredients.
  • Remove carrots from the oven and allow to cool before mixing in the dressing. It can be served hot or cold.
Keyword Carrots, christmas, moroccan, plantbased, sidedish, vegan, wfpb
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.
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