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Charred Carrots with Herbs

The Charred Carrots with Herbs are crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and doused with an herb topping that you'll absolutely love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Charred Carrots, Charred Carrots with herbs, how to make Charred Carrots, Charred Carrots with pesto, Charred Carrots with chimichurri, Charred Carrot recipes, pan roasted Charred Carrots
Servings: 8 people
Author: Gaby

Ingredients

For the Charred Carrots

  • 3 bunches rainbow carrots orange, yellow purple, cleaned with with a bit of top remaining
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the Basil Mint Topping

  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

For the Charred Carrots

  • In a large cast iron skillet, add a bit of the vegetable oil over high heat. In batches, add the carrots and sauté over high heat until just slightly charred (they should be tender on the outside and have a slight bite in the middle.) Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes while they are cooking. Once charred, about 6-7 minutes later, remove them from the cast iron skillet and set aside. Repeat the process with the remaining carrots, adding a bit more oil between batches if needed.
  • Once all the carrots are charred. Arrange them on a serving platter and top with some of the basil herb mixture. Serve immediately. Save remaining herb sauce for another use

For the Basil Mint Topping

  • Combine all the ingredients for the Basil Mint topping in a high powered blender and blend for 60 seconds until very smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve as needed.