Roasted Carrots with Dukkah Spice

 Roasted Carrots with Dukkah Spice

The simple roasted carrot is elevated to a new level by adding dukkah spice half way through roasting. The wonderful flavors of the caramelized carrots and toasted hazelnuts and spices is delicious.  Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mix consisting of toasted hazelnuts, sesame seeds, dried mint, coriander, cumin, fennel seeds, and black peppercorns and it’s delicious.  It’s easy to put together yourself or they now carry it at Trader Joe’s.  Keep any remaining dukkah in the refrigerator so the nuts don’t become rancid.  Since the nuts can easily cook too quickly, sprinkle them halfway through roasting. I love to use rainbow colored carrots for a beautiful presentation, but regular carrots are delicious as well!  Just toss some peeled and cut carrots with some olive oil and salt and pepper and spread them cut side down on a baking tray in a 425 oven on the lowest rack.  Roast for 10 minutes and sprinkle some dukkah seasoning over and toss well.  Continue roasting for another 5-10 minutes or until they are cooked through to your liking and are lightly browned. You could also drizzle some balsamic glaze just before serving. Click here for the recipe….

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