Roasted Carrots with Toasted Pistachio Herb & Yogurt Dill Sauce



Roasted Carrots with Toasted Pistachio Herb & Yogurt Dill Sauce is a holiday favourite & makes for a perfect, easy and healthy side dish!


These carrots are roasted until caramelized. They are drizzled with the pistachio herb & yogurt sauce to create the the most flavourful, crunchy and refreshing side dish.



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Carrots: Nutrition Facts

Carrots contain beta-carotene, lutein & lycopene which all have antioxidant properties that fight against diseases. These vegetables can help keep our eyes and skin healthy, since beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A in our bodies. Carrots are also a good source of fibre as well as folate.


Health Benefits of Pistachios

1 ounce (28 grams) of pistachios provide a little less than 160 calories, 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. The amount of protein & fiber in pistachios is equivalent to the amount in 1 ounce of almonds.

Research suggests that pistachio consumption is linked to improved heart health, in particular HDL cholesterol. Pistachios are a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain antioxidant and disease fighting properties, namely lutein, beta-carotene and Vitamin E. These healthy nuts are also a high source of the B vitamins.


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Recipe⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Serves 4 (side dish)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Ingredients:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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- 3 lbs carrots, peeled, trimmed and washed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

- 3 tbsp of olive oil ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

- 1 tbsp sesame seeds

- Salt & Pepper to taste ⠀⠀⠀⠀


Yogurt dill sauce:


- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt ⠀⠀⠀

- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

- Juice of half a lemon

- 1/2 tbsp dried dill

- 1 tsp of honey

- Salt & pepper to taste

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Directions: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place carrots in a single layer on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add olive oil as well as salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Roast for approximately 35 minutes until tender and caramelized, tossing halfway.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2. In the meantime, add chopped pistachios and sesame seeds to a saucepan and toast for 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat on stove. Add chopped parsley & toss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

3. For yogurt sauce, add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

4. Remove carrots from the oven, and add to serving plate. Sprinkle with toasted pistachio, sesame and parsley mix. Enjoy warm with yogurt dill sauce on the side! :)⠀⠀

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