We admit it — carrots generally kind of suck. Boiled to ruin, over-buttered, bland, unappreciated. But the thing is, they don’t have to. With just a little love (or some balsamic vinegar and garlic), they can be rockstars. And it takes all of about five minutes of your time.
They’re also so good for you. They’re loaded with beta carotene, which is good for your vision. They help your skin, lower your risk of heart disease, cleanse your body, act as a natural toothbrush, and are packed with other vitamins and nutrients. Win win.
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30-45 mins | Servings: 4-6
1 lb organic carrots, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, balsamic, garlic and thyme
3. Put carrots in baking dish and cover with olive oil and balsamic mixture. Make sure they’re all coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Bake for 30-45 minutes. We like to pull them out when they’re still a little hard, around 30 mins, but keep them in for about 45 mins if you want them more tender.