Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

Transport your tastebuds to Africa with this Moroccan spiced roasted carrots side dish drizzled with a creamy yogurt dressing.

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots

One of the reasons I love dining out in restaurants is because I am always inspired to recreate certain dishes in my own way once I get back home. In fact, if you ever find yourself in a cooking rut I urge you to check out a new hot spot in town or hit the road and find a new favorite across town. 

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Sauce - a fast and healthy side dish recipe

Recently I enjoyed a delicious Moroccan carrot salad at a local restaurant downtown. When I got home, I couldn’t wait to try and mimic the flavor profile so I quickly started playing around with classic African spices including turmeric, cinnamon and ground ginger.

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Lemon Yogurt Sauce - a flavorful side dish recipe

To make the carrots sweet and tender I decided to roast them in the oven until they were perfectly caramelized but still firm to the bite. For a quick dressing I whisked together plain yogurt, lemon juice and freshly grated garlic with more of the Moroccan spices.

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Vinaigrette - a delicious side dish recipe

The end result? Even better than what I tasted at the fancy restaurant. Light, healthy yet so rich in flavor – your entire family will love this simple and delicious carrot side dish recipe.

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Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Vinaigrette - a delicious side dish recipe

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots

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Transport your tastebuds to Africa with this Moroccan-spiced roasted carrots side dish drizzled with a creamy yogurt dressing.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 12 medium carrots (shaved and quartered vertically)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking dish with foil.
  • Place carrots in a large resealable plastic bag and drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all of the spices: cinnamon through allspice. Place half of the spice mixture in the bag with the carrots and shake until evenly coated. Spread the carrots evenly on prepared baking sheet and roast until tender and caramelized, 20-25 minutes.
  • While the carrots are roasting, prepare the yogurt dressing by adding the yogurt, lemon juice and garlic into the bowl with the remaining spices. Whisk until smooth and creamy; set aside.
  • Serve the carrots on a platter and drizzle with yogurt dressing to serve. Can be served warm, room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4.5gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 702mgFiber: 8gSugar: 20.2g

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30 responses to “Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots”

  1. Ashley - Baker by Nature Avatar
    Ashley – Baker by Nature

    Looks so flavorful and delicious, Liz!

  2. Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com

    This sounds tasty! I’m loving me some carrot dishes right now!

  3. Kristen Chidsey Avatar
    Kristen Chidsey

    Liz, I love roasting carrots and that sauce–WOW!! Takes it to a whole new level!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you try it some time!!

  4. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee Avatar
    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

    This looks so delicious. A perfect side for a family dinner

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!

  5. kristi Avatar
    kristi

    i love roasted veggies! that dressing sounds amazing too!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you try it Kristi!

  6. Erin@WellPlated Avatar
    Erin@WellPlated

    I love finding inspiration when I’m out to eat. It keeps things fresh at home (and I can then have another excuse to eat out ;-) )

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes exactly – I love a good excuse to eat out. ;)

  7. Toni Avatar
    Toni

    How did you keep the yogurt sauce so light in color. Once I added half of the spice mix it turned orange? The spices were good, but kind of strong for the amount of carrots, especially the cinnamon. Did you use these exact amounts?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Toni – I know one thing that can slightly alter the color is brand of turmeric you use or buy. Mine was actually given to me as a gift from a friend who was traveling in the Middle East and I notice it’s a bit lighter than some of the other turmeric I’ve found in the US. Either way, the color isn’t much of importance but I do want you to enjoy the flavor. I know the carrots I was using were a bit on the large size (I often quarter them) so that could also make an impact. Otherwise next time try it with a little less! You can also dial up the spice if you prefer with cayenne. Make it your own!

  8. naomi Avatar
    naomi

    Roasted veggies are always a plus around here, so these Moroccan flavored carrots are a must try!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You will love the Moroccan spices!!

  9. Lisa @ Wine & Glue Avatar
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    I love doing that too! I am constantly taking pictures of menus because sometimes there are so many things I want to recreate later that I know I’ll never be able to remember them all, lol! These carrots look AMAZING!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha right?? So smart to take the photo of the menu!!!

  10. Joanne Bruno Avatar
    Joanne Bruno

    I get so much of my recipe inspiration from restaurants as well! Love all the spices on this…they really take carrots to a whole new level!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It really is such a great way to be inspired. And you live in the best city for that!

  11. shelly (cookies and cups) Avatar
    shelly (cookies and cups)

    Roasted veggies are my favorite… and that sauce! I’m SO trying these!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it sista!

  12. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} Avatar
    Emma {Emma’s Little Kitchen}

    Yum! This is definitely up my alley Liz! Which restaurant did you eat at?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Six.One.Six downtown at the JW Marriott!!

  13. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes Avatar
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    What a beautiful dish!! I am so making this for Easter!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  14. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious Avatar
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Now these look too good to be true!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!! They were so good and EASY!

  15. GERRY SPEIRS Avatar
    GERRY SPEIRS

    So Simple but so darn tasty!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Simple is my favorite recipe description. :)

  16. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It Avatar
    Marina @ A Dancer’s Live-It

    These looks fantastic! Roasted veggies of any kind make me happy :) Thanks for sharing Liz <3

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too Marina!!

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