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Meyer lemon roasted carrot strings with lemon garlic sauce

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These roasted carrot strings are bright, fresh and lemony with a little bit of crunch; a really fun way to eat your carrots!

Saturday I made 59 pizzelle with my mom. The {family} recipe called for 2 sticks of margarine. Yep, margarine (and for the record, I begged her to use butter instead). Do people even still eat that stuff? Let me just say this after that experience, if you ever need something to jolt you out of a week of non-stop sweets, soften 2 sticks of margarine in the microwave and take one glance at the result. If the neon yellow blob staring back at you doesn’t kick your sweet tooth to the curb, there’s no hope.

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings | www.runningtothekitchen.com

So instead of making the apricot brandy cake I’m supposed to bring to Christmas eve dinner like I should’ve yesterday, I played with carrots.

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings | www.runningtothekitchen.com

Beautiful red, orange, yellow organic carrots and sweet meyer lemons, just about as far from the chemical shit storm called margarine I could get.

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings | www.runningtothekitchen.com

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a vegetable as much as I did these in a verrrrry long time. If zucchini noodles didn’t convince you to buy a julienne peeler, then I hope these do. 5 minutes spent spiralizing some carrots and they turn into an almost shoe-string fry-like texture after roasting. The best part though is the meyer lemon basil dressing they’re tossed in first making each bite bright and refreshing. Oh, and the little crunchy pieces scattered throughout, I dare you to not pick them out one by one straight out of the oven…so good!

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings with Lemon Garlic Sauce

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings with Lemon Garlic Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These roasted carrot strings are bright, fresh and lemony with a little bit of crunch; a really fun way to eat your carrots!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pound organic carrots, peeled with a julienne peeler (or cut into very thin strips)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 meyer lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

For the Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 a meyer lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and salt & pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Toss the carrot strings with the dressing in a large bowl.
  4. Add the basil and toss to combine.
  5. Spread the carrots evenly onto the baking sheet.
  6. Roast for 20 minutes, tossing often to help them crisp up.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together the ingredients for the yogurt sauce in a small bowl.
  8. Remove the carrots from the oven, plate and serve with the yogurt sauce and extra basil as a garnish.

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Jessica

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Can these be made a day ahead and do they remain crispy?

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

I don't think these will retain their crispiness if made ahead. Carrots tend to get soggy if they sit.

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Thursday 4th of December 2014

love the colors here!! so vibrant!

Christie Daruwalla

Thursday 4th of December 2014

This is a gorgeous salad and I love that you used carrots. Got to get out my julienne peeler and give this a try.

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