Roasted Carrots Easy Appetizer Recipe
Make ahead honey roasted carrots for a perfect appetizer platter! This Roasted Carrots Easy Appetizer Recipe only takes about 5 minutes prep!
Our friends were coming for dinner. Quick – what could I put together for a healthy appetizer? You may have seen these carrots over on my Epic Rectangular Charcuterie Board, too!
I saw a similar recipe in a recent magazine, and the inspiration led me to my fridge to grab a handful of carrots and to think quickly! The answer: Roasted Carrots Easy Appetizer Recipe!
What spices go with carrots?
Honestly, I just love a good Sea salt and fresh ground pepper! But you can always add turmeric, cumin, or even a pumpkin pie spice (so good).
Roasted Carrots Easy Appetizer Recipe
Do you ever do that? Look through the fridge and see what you have? I get tired of the usual hummus, dips, goat cheese (although I love all of that), and have been trying to serve more veggies and fruit as appetizers. BUT … when you have roasted carrots, it adds that extra pizazz.
This time used fresh thyme, grabbed a couple of fresh limes, and followed this process to a tasty, impressive appetizer that your guests will love!
Here are more carrot recipes: Honey Glazed Carrots with Ginger from my friend Becky, and also super fun for a charcuterie board, have you tried Cheese Carrots?
How do you make roasted carrots?
The roasting really brings a lovely, sweet flavor to the carrots. And, it’s as easy as 1 ,2, 3.
As I tossed them with fresh thyme, olive oil, and sea salt, and tossed them together on a stone and placed them in the oven, I could hardly wait for the 10 minutes to be up. They are that good!
Preheat oven to 400.
Wash and peel the carrots and lay on a baking dish. Add the olive oil, thyme, salt, pepper and lime juice. Roll together until well combined.
Bake the carrots for 10 minutes (very skinny carrots) or up to 15 minutes for the thicker carrots. You want the carrots to be cooked on the outside, but still crunchy on the inside.
Wash and coarsely chop the thyme. Snip into small pieces and sprinkle over the baked carrots.
How do you serve roasted carrots?
For an appetizer, cool for 5-10 minutes and serve either plain, or with a dip.
I love to serve these on a smaller charcuterie with hummus, salami, nuts, and whatever else you can toss on the tray!
The key to this recipe is to find the long, skinny carrots. I know specialty stores will carry these, or if you buy in bulk, pull out the long skinny ones.
Make sure you’re following my charcuterie/cheese board recipes on RE!
You can also add cumin, rosemary (very top photo – we love this flavor!), cilantro, and serve the carrots as a main dish, too … plain or with a dip.
Appetizers don’t have to be fancy. I’m usually just looking for a little “nosh” to serve my guests.
Of course the conversation is always tastier than the actual appetizer, anyway. :)
Get the Recipe:
How to Roast Carrots for an Easy Appetizer
- 1 pound long, skinny carrots
- One lime
- Fresh thyme, or rosemary
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
- Fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Wash and peel the carrots and lay on a baking dish. Add the olive oil, thyme, salt, pepper and lime juice. Roll together until well combined.
- Bake the carrots for 10 minutes (very skinny carrots) or up to 15 minutes for the thicker carrots. You want the carrots to be cooked on the outside, but still crunchy on the inside.
- Wash and coarsely chop the thyme. Snip into small pieces and sprinkle over the baked carrots.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve either plain, or with a dip.
Im making a roasted charcuterie board for my Friendsgiving in Nov. you mentioned serving the carrots w/dip—what flavor dips do you use with this ?
PS: I luv your charcuterie board recipes ❤️
Thank you! Any kind of dip, like hummus, or an onion dip. Even spinach dip would be great!
Fantastic idea thanks. Made it yesterday for my kids and they went down a treat. Only addition I made was some lightly roasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled over the top and on the side. My family love these and they’re so good for them.
making these for a veg tonight! I always use baby carrots but these will look nice with roasted asparagus! Thanks!
I don’t think I’ve ever just roasted carrots, what a great and simple idea!
Love to roast carrots w new potatoes…olive oil, salt, pepper, dill,and a bit of sugar…yummo!
We love roasted carrots – so sweet and healthy too! Thanks for another great recipe!
Love this idea. I always chop them up, but they look so much prettier whole. Great post!
I must try this soon!
I have a ton of carrots in my fridge — trying this for dinner tonight!
I’ve never thought to serve something like this for an app, but LOVE it! Roasted carrots are almost like candy to me, yum!
This looks so good and I love the addition of lime!
This is really smart Sandy! I never thought to serve carrots this way as an appetizer.
Love roasted carrots and I’m so intrigued by the lime. Yum!
I have never roasted carrots, but I would love to try these!!
Oooo, I love the lime! Roasted carrots are always a winner!
I almost always have too many carrots laying around – love this idea!!