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Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots

Rainbow Carrots are beautiful on their own, but my Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots take them to their pot of honey gold!

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

It was 70 glorious degrees in Asheville yesterday.  I ran outside in a skirt and it was beautiful.  It is supposed to snow and ice again today (hello bi-polar weather,) but for a moment I could feel spring on the horizon.  I couldn’t wipe the goofy grin off my face for most of the day.

Nothing, other than a 70 degree day, screams spring more to me than some beautiful rainbow carrots.

I saw these at the store the other day and I was in love at first sight.

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

I fell even further in love when I cut them up.

Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots / Running in a Skirt

I almost didn’t want to cook my rainbow carrots, but food like this was meant to be enjoyed.

So I roasted them.  I let them get soft but not completely lose their bite.

Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots / Running in a Skirt

I then put my rainbow carrots in a honey balsamic glaze…

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

…because they deserved the best. I was in love with them after all.

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

And just when I though I couldn’t love rainbow carrots any MORE, I created this.

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

My Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots are sweet and savory at the same time and all around magically delicious.

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

You could easily make Honey Balsamic Carrots with regular orange carrots too, but for me the rainbow carrots just spoke to my heart.

*thump*

*thump*

Healthy Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots recipe - roasted & glazed in honey balsamic - easy & simple / Running in a Skirt

5 from 1 vote
Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Rainbow Carrots are beautiful on their own, but my Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots take them to their pot of honey gold!
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 4 cups rainbow carrots cut in 1/2 inch slices (about 6 large carrots)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spay
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Coat carrots in the olive oil and season with the salt and pepper.
  3. Pour carrots onto a cookie sheet that has been coated in cooking spray.
  4. Roast carrots in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender. You want them to be soft but still have a little bite.
  5. A few minutes before carrots are done, combine the balsamic and honey in a sauté pan. Allow to warm and combine over medium heat.

  6. Take carrots out of the oven and carefully put them into the same pan.
  7. Sauté carrots with the balsamic honey mixture for 5-10 minutes or until the liquid completely glazes over the carrots.
Recipe Notes

I line my cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up. Makes four 1 cup size portions.

 

I worry sometimes that I get too excited about good food.  Is it normal to love carrots so much? Haha.  Don’t answer that 🙂

Tomorrow is Fashion Friday and I have a different spin with some makeup tips for TV that you can use everyday.  The post includes my second official You Tube video!

Your turn!

How do YOU feel about my rainbow carrots.  I will not get jealous, I promise 🙂

By | 2019-03-27T17:28:32-05:00 March 5th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Side Dishes|42 Comments

42 Comments

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  2. Sandra June 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    350 degrees for 30 minutes was not getting them roasted. I had to crank up to 400 for 10 more minutes.

  3. Shirley Deters March 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I saw these carrots a few weeks at Ingles. I thought they looked interesting but not knowing how I would cook them, I passed them up. Now your recipe sounds delicious. I will definitely try them this week. I’ve enjoyed many of your recipes. Thank you.

    • JulieWunder March 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Shirley! I hope you enjoy them. I love how to colors seem so spring like.

  4. Emilie March 6, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Rainbow carrots are SO good. I’d never heard of them until my brother grew them in his garden two summers ago. I usually roasted with olive oil, salt & pepper but this sounds so good. I never would have thought to combine honey and balsamic here!

  5. Farrah March 6, 2015 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen rainbow carrots before, but I love all the colors! <3! This looks so pretty! (Colorful foods have been making this winter a litttle bit more cheery, hehehe.)

  6. [email protected] March 5, 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, those look so tasty! I love carrots, raw or cooked! I know I’d like these!

  7. Blane Sherer March 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Rainbow carrots are new to me.
    I like how you prepared them.
    Looking forward to the weekend!

  8. Julie @ Girl on the Move March 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    How have I never seen this kind of carrots?!? I think I’ll need to go find some!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      I had never seen them before last week! They are a lot of fun!

  9. Jess @hellotofit March 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen rainbow carrots before, but love roasting carrots!! Perfect winter side dish 🙂 P.S. so jealous of your 70-degree weather 😛

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Just one day at 70, but I’ll take it! Can’t wait for it to stay at 70.

  10. Gingi March 5, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    These look amazing!! I need to make these!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  11. Ivanna March 5, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    These look so good and very creative. A must try for sure. I never really eat carrots but this is a new twist I’ll have to try for my family and myself.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ivanna! I think the glaze makes them even more interesting.

  12. I’ve never cooked with the rainbow carrots. So pretty!

  13. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking March 5, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Love these Julie. I need to head to TJ’s and get a bunch!

  14. Jenny March 5, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I love rainbow carrots! In my mind, they taste even better than ‘regular’ carrots… 😉 I can always find them at Trader Joe’s and we love roasting them–I’m totally going to make your glaze next time! And for Fashion Friday, you had me at makeup. Can’t wait. 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      I think they taste better too 🙂 Or maybe I’m just happier when I eat them!

  15. Jen @ SavedbytheKale March 5, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Those carrots are beautiful and the recipe sounds delicious! My husband and I were just talking about Asheville this morning and about how we miss and it the biscuits from Biscuit Head! 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Oh… those are absolutely sinful!!! I’m totally craving them now!

  16. Sam @ PancakeWarriors March 5, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Holy gorgeous carrots. I love those rainbow carrots they are so gorgeous!! Isn’t the weather in NC crazy?!? Sigh o was really loving the idea of spring!! I have to try these carrots. Honey and balsamic, sign me up!!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Asheville is crazy! I’m ready for it to get and stay 70! Thanks for stopping by today!

  17. Annmarie March 5, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I LOVE rainbow carrots! I wanted to make them the other day but my grocery store didn’t have any 🙁

    • Jenny March 5, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Trader Joe’s always has them! 🙂

  18. Danyelle Musselman March 5, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen rainbow colored carrots before! What a beautiful dish to make for company!

  19. Meg @MegBollenback.com March 5, 2015 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Very pretty recipe, again! I love the rainbow variety…so much more fun than just orange sometimes. 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      I know! Such a fun switch up for a regular dinner!

  20. Linda March 5, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen these carrots before either but I’ll sure look for them. They’re gorgeous. And this recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. Thanks Jilie for another great idea.

  21. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie March 5, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Those carrots are gorgeous! I just have plain ole orange ones, but I have everything else on hand and will be making these tomorrow night with my dinner. Thanks for the idea! You know I’m game for anything with honey.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      It will be awesome with your orange ones too! I hope you like it!

  22. I have never had nor seen rainbow carrots before!! I must find these! This recipe looks amazing!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      I had not seen them before a few weeks ago! I am a big fan now!

  23. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 5, 2015 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Rainbow carrots are SO GOOD. I love the different levels of sweetness. And you know that I love a good balsamic!

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