Roasted Carrots w/ Rosemary Granola & Smoked Yogurt

I found these gorgeous heirloom carrots at the Farmer's Market (probably harvested and stored over the winter). They were $5. for a big bunch and I love a bargain.

I could have just roasted them along side my chicken, but why do that when I can be a madwoman and make other delicious things to go with them.
Don't want to ever be boring.

I am hooked on making stovetop granola these days. Ask any neighbor, it is always on my counter ready to snack on.
It takes 5 minutes to put together and lasts all week (unless you have a husband and kids).

Here, I made a savory granola, instead of breadcrumbs to top on salads and roasted vegetables!
A great alternative to croutons too.

Here's how:

Savory Rosemary Granola:

2 cups organic oats
3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or almonds
handful of raisins (optional)
a sprig of rosemary
1 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of cumin

Heat oats in a nonstick skillet for about 2 minutes until starting to toast and turn golden.

Add in coconut oil, rosemary and nuts (careful not to burn the nuts). Add in spices and cook about 2 more minutes. Throw in raisins, if using.

Add in syrup or honey and boil the mixture, it should become a bit sticky.

Flatten out on a parchment lined baking sheet and let cool. Store in glass jar until ready to use.

Smoked Yogurt:

small container of Fage plain Greek yogurt mixed w/ 1 tbsp pimenton (Spanish smoked paprika).

Carrots with Honey Butter:

heirloom rainbow carrots, trimmed and cut into pieces
olive oil
kosher salt

Toss the carrots w/ the kosher salt & olive oil. Roast in a 425F oven for 25 minutes, turning once time so all sides get browned.

Microwave 2 tbsp of butter w/ 1 tbsp of honey and immediately pour over the hot roasted carrots.

Spoon some of the smoked yogurt on a platter and plate with the carrots on top.

Sprinkle the savory granola over the platter.

Garnish w/ fresh rosemary.

Dare to be different. I have always been.

This was so delicious.


Stephanie said…
Wow, when I first read the title of this post I thought - blech...But after reading the description and the recipes I think I might make it this week. Thanks for the inspiration.
Katie C. said…
Smoked yogurt, hmmm... it would depend on how you use it. I think it would take some of my yogurt based marinades up a notch. I'll keep that thought in mind for the future.
Stephanie said…
I made this as a side dish (or main dish for me) with dinner. I was so skeptical but determined to try a dish that seemed so easy and perhaps be more than the sum of its parts? I loved it!!! I've been in such a funk cooking lately and you've inspired me to try different things again. As a bonus, two out of three children enjoyed it.

Please post more of these types of recipes! Very grateful.
Stacey Snacks said…
Thank you! Nice to know someone is actually reading and MAKING the recipes.

Glad everyone liked it!