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Pan Roasted Carrots with Toasted Spices

This pan roasted carrots recipe can’t be missed! Enjoy tender vegetables flavored with earthy, fragrant spices for one delicious bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Kevin


  • lbs baby carrots (See Note 1)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or 1¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds or 1¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds or 1¼ teaspoon ground fennel
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lime juice
  • 20 mint leaves rough chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • If using whole spices: In a small sauté pan lightly toast the seeds and place in a spice grinder. Pulse until seeds are ground. Set aside, let cool, then mix with salt. Otherwise if using ground cumin, coriander, fennel, celery seeds (use ¼ teaspoon each) and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl toss the carrots with the olive oil and spices to coat.
  • On the parchment lined baking sheet, roasting pan or cast iron skillet, spread the seasoned carrots to a single layer.
  • Roast for 30 minutes, occasionally shaking the pan to turn and coat. You want these evenly roasted and slightly caramelized. Remove from oven and squeeze the lime all over. Sprinkle with chopped mint leaves. Serve warm.


If not using baby carrots: using large carrots, peel, slice and cut into uniform pieces for even roasting.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 23669IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg