Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

 

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

 

Did you all have a good weekend? We started on our Valentine’s Day posts and let me tell you this is going to be one tasty Valentine’s Day!

I am really excited to share this carrot recipe with you today. And with that statement I probably lost about half of you. Carrots, how boring… Oh, but you are wrong. First of all, I have a thing for carrots. It is kind of a weird infatuation, actually. I like plain old carrot sticks with ranch or hummus. But I LOVE cooked carrots. It is almost like dessert for me! If I could eat cooked carrots everyday, I would. Sometimes I make a big batch and take them for lunch throughout the week. I’d much rather carrots than a sandwich.

This particular carrot recipe was all Kelly’s idea. I cannot take credit. She had charred carrots at a restaurant in the city and like them so much we decided to make our own. At first I was skeptical. Usually I boil my carrots then put them in the oven with brown sugar and butter or I roast them. These carrots were meant to be charred though. Kelly said the ones at the restaurant were excellent though, so I went with it. Let’s just say Kelly has never been to right about something in her life. These are my new favorite carrots! I really hope you give them a try!

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

Toast the garlic and the almonds in a little olive oil

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

Chop the carrots

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

Cook the carrots in batches

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

Get a nice char and coat them with balsamic glaze

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese recipe pictures

No jokes. I am off to make me some more carrots!

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Kara – This looks awesome. Reminds me of this great salad I had in a steakhouse in Argentina that was charred carrots and goat cheese served over arugula. I like the addition of almonds in this dish.

    Totally agree with you that this is a great way to cook carrots….really brings out their sweetness

  2. says

    Not gonna lie carrots are always one of my favorite side dishes, though I never think to just eat them on their own! These look lovely to munch on, and at college it could easily become a strangely weird but delicious quick dinner. :D

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