The best whole-baked carrots

Baked Carrots

Serves 4

  • 750 g young bunched carrots, different colours if possible, washed and scrubbed

  • olive oil

  • herb or red wine vinegar

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Toss your carrots with a good lug of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, salt and pepper, the thyme sprigs and the garlic cloves. Place in a roasting tray or earthenware dish, cover tightly with tinfoil and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until just tender. Remove the foil and cook for a further 10 minutes until the carrots have browned and caramelized nicely.

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The best whole-baked carrots

Cooked in herby garlicky olive oil

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Steaming in a foil parcel then roasting makes the most flavoursome, caremelised roast carrots
Serves 4
1h
Super easy
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I love cooking any type of carrot in this way. By cooking them first covered by tinfoil, they steam and exchange flavours with the herbs and garlic. Then when you remove the foil they start to roast and sweeten. A really simple method but one that gives incredibly delicious results!

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Toss your carrots with a good lug of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, salt and pepper, the thyme sprigs and the garlic cloves. Place in a roasting tray or earthenware dish, cover tightly with tinfoil and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until just tender. Remove the foil and cook for a further 10 minutes until the carrots have browned and caramelized nicely.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 121
    6%
  • Carbs 11.9g
    5%
  • Sugar 10.4g 12%
  • Fat 6.0g 9%
  • Saturates 0.9g 5%
  • Protein 1.7g 4%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 750 g young bunched carrots, different colours if possible, washed and scrubbed

  • olive oil

  • herb or red wine vinegar

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed