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Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - an easy, sweet and savory paleo recipe

These Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots are tasty! With a bit of maple and balsamic vinegar, these carrots are roasted in a sweet glaze and make for a delicious side dish.

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I made a version of these with baby carrots for my husband and I to go along with our grilled rib-eye’s on New Year’s Day, and they were so great that I wanted to make them again and share them with you all.  I chose regular sized carrots this time around, but you can still make these with baby carrots if you prefer.  I like using the bigger carrots.  Don’t they look pretty?

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - a delicious tasting paleo side dish with a hint of maple

I love these.  The maple added a nice amount of sweetness to compliment the balsamic vinegar and spices.  I used to hate carrots when I was younger.  But I bet if I had eaten them this way I would’ve loved them!  They glaze nicely in the oven while roasting.  I paired these with some Spicy Maple grilled chicken breasts (recipe coming soon!) and it was a yummy meal!

Spicy Maple Grilled Chicken - a savory blend of maple and spices to make for a delicious paleo grilled dish

These are easy to make and the recipe doesn’t involve too many ingredients.  Everything is all natural, real food.  I don’t think I will ever cook my carrots a different way now.  These were that good!

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - a sweet and savory vegetable dish

 

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - a sweet and savory paleo side-dish

If you’re having a family meal or a nice dinner, these Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots make for a great side dish! Pair it with steaks, or a roasted turkey, or a rotisserie chicken….the possibilities are endless! Here are some things they would pair nicely with:

Lemon Garlic Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

Caramelized Pear Pork Chops

Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Orange-Pepper Glazed Chicken

Paleo Tangy Glazed Chicken

Rosemary Lemon Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - a delicious, sweet and savory paleo side-dish

This makes for a great paleo recipe.  I love these and hope you do too!

 

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots - an easy, sweet and savory paleo recipe
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Sett Balsamic Carrots
Servings: 4
Calories: 127 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb carrots peeled and halved
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil and lay the carrots out on the sheet.

  2. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and spices. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Pour the mixture over the carrots and toss around with hands to evenly coat.

  4. Roast the carrots in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until soft and lightly browned.  Remove from the oven. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrot - a delicious, sweet and savory paleo side-dish!

 

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