clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Roasted Carrots with Brown Butter and Hazelnuts

Roasted Carrots with Brown Butter and Hazelnuts

  • Author: Abbe
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 as an appetizer 1x
  • Category: Appetizer or Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American


This roasted carrots recipe with brown butter, nuts, raisins and sumac are perfect as a side dish or an appetizer. You won’t believe how amazing these are!



1 lb medium carrots (I used all colors) Peel and slice on the diagonal 1/4″ thick and 2-3″ long
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t sumac
zest from 1/2 a lemon
1 t ground coriander
1/2 t ground cumin

2 T olive oil
2 T butter
1/4 c golden raisins
1/2 c coarsely chopped hazelnuts
1 t chopped fresh thyme, divided or dried za’atar

1 1/2 c plain whole milk Greek yogurt or labneh or even hummus
1 T chopped Italian parsley
Za’atar pitas for serving or toasted plain pitas-no worries here!


Preheat oven to 450.

In a large bowl, combine, 1/2 t salt, 1 t sumac, lemon zest, coriander, cumin and oil. Add carrots and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast carrots, stirring once, until browned at edges, about 15-18 minutes. I kept mine in a little longer because I like them really crisp. Let cool.

Cook butter in a medium frying pan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until browned, about 5-8 minutes. It will sputter and then get quiet. This is how you kind of know it is about browned. Add raisins, nuts, 1/2 t thyme and 1/2 t sumac. Cook while stirring, until raisins puff, about 45-60 seconds. Let cool.

If using yogurt or labneh, combine in a small bowl with 1/4 t salt and remaining 1/2 t of thyme. I substituted  za’atar to taste. This is up to you! Spread on a platter.

Now toss carrots and nuts and parsley together. Arrange over yogurt or hummus mixture. Serve with pita chips. Salt to taste.


From Sunset Magazine

Keywords: roasted carrots, roasted carrots recipe, recipe for roasted carrots, roasted carrots oven,