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Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme

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Roasted Carrots are a versatile side dish – they’re a tasty complement to meats and other veggies. Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness.

roasted carrots on sheet pan

Carrots are a nutritious root vegetable that can be enjoyed all year. They are a good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, and potassium, as well as antioxidants.

Carrots contain both beta-carotene and lutein, compounds that are beneficial for eye health.  They contain two different types of antioxidants – carotenoids and anthocyanins.  (Antioxidants have been proven to fight off harmful free radicals in your body.) . 

This simple recipe for roasting carrots from The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook: 300 Fresh and Simple Recipes For Better Living by Peter Minaki will have you digging into this nutritious, affordable side dish.

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme

The honey brings out the sweetness of the carrots.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 8 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine carrots, oil, zest, honey, wine, salt, pepper, and thyme.  Stir to coat.  Empty the contents of the bowl evenly onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until tender.  Serve immediately or at room temperature.


Excerpted from The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook: 300 Fresh and Simple Recipes For Better Living by Peter Minaki. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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About The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook

The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook was written by Peter Minaki, the creator of the blog “Kalofagas” is Greek for “gourmand” and the blog is devoted to Greek food (and more!).

Peter shares with readers 300 recipes that can be recreated at home, whether you live in Athens, Greece or Athens, Alabama.  The recipes focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and lean meats.  

Peter guides readers on how to stock their pantries with basics such as olive oil and herbs and covers other kitchen staples to have on hand.  

Chapters and Recipes in The Everything Healthy Mediterranean Cookbook

The recipes are divided into eleven chapters.  I am listing a few of the delicious recipes in each chapter to give you a “taste” of what you will find in the book.

  • Breakfast: Tomato and Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole, Gypsy’s Breakfast, Breakfast Baklava French Toast
  • Appetizers and Dips:  Oysters on the Half Shell, Phyllo Triangles, Tzatziki
  • Soups and Stews:  Gazpacho, Tuscan Chicken and Sausage Stew, Spanish Beef Stew
  • Salads and Dressings:  Potato Salad, Artichoke Salad, Watermelon Salad
  • Pasta and Rice: Linguine Carbonara, Greek-Style Rigatoni, Spanish-Style Saffron Quinoa
  • Vegetable Main Dishes: Ratatouille, Katsamaki, Slow-Cooked White Beans
  • Beef, Pork, and Lamb: Short Ribs of Beef with Red Wine, Osso CXubo, Sauteed Pork Medallions and Potatoes
  • Poultry: Chicken Souvlaki, Chianti Chicken, Chicken with Figs
  • Fish and Seafood: Olive Oil-Poached Cod, Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Lime, Shrimp Saganaki
  • Sides, Sauces, and Accompaniments: Dandelion Greens, Sauteed Artichoke Hearts, Basil and Pine Nut Pesto
  • Sweets, Desserts, and Beverages: Greek Mess, Rizogalo, Greek Coffee

Where To Buy the Cookbook

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