Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

 

Charred Carrots with Balsamic and Goat Cheese 6

 

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!

Here is what you'll need

Here is what you’ll need

Toast the garlic and the almonds in a little olive oil

Toast the garlic and the almonds in a little olive oil

Chop the carrots

Chop the carrots

Cook the carrots in batches

Cook the carrots in batches

Get a nice char and coat them with balsamic glaze

Get a nice char and coat them with balsamic glaze

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

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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