Cumin Roasted Carrots

Recipe from April Howard

This recipe was the winner of the 2012 We ♥ Local Food Savory Carrot Recipe Competition! April says, Simple ingredients and easy to prepare, but still a warming, delicious side dish.

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


6 Servings


12 carrot
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1⁄2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1⁄2 cup cilantro
1⁄4 cup yogurt


Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Combine carrots, 2 Tbsp olive oil, cumin seeds and salt into a large bowl. Toss to coat. Spread carrots in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Roast carrots until tender and lightly caramelized, turning carrots over once (roughly 35 minutes for firm carrots, and up to 45 minutes for soft and slightly caramelized carrots). Garnish with fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and/or yogurt, if desired