Cumin-Roasted Carrots with Orange Dressing

Source: Adapted from
Prep time: 45 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 1/4 hours


Kid-friendly and simple to make!


1 1/2 pound
3 tablespoons
olive oil
1/2 teaspoon
cumin, ground
1/4 cup
pine nuts


Heat oven to 400°. Peel carrots. Cut into matchsticks by cutting the carrot in half horizontally, then cutting each half in half vertically. Cut into 4 matchsticks. Combine the carrots, 2 Tbs. of the olive oil, the cumin, the pine nuts, and salt and pepper to taste and spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Roast until the carrots are tender, about 30-40 minutes, or until slightly caramelized.

Meanwhile, slice an orange in half horizontally and cut around it the way you would a grapefruit to free the orange segments. Place the segments in a bowl, and then squeeze the orange halves over them to extract any remaining juice. Stir in the scallions and the remaining oil.

Arrange the carrots on a platter and spoon the orange mixture over the top. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serves 4.