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.
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.
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
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.
Please post more of these types of recipes! Very grateful.
Thank you! Nice to know someone is actually reading and MAKING the recipes.
Glad everyone liked it!