Have you ever struggled to come up with a side dish at dinner time? We've all been there. Tired of everything in the pantry and not in the mood for anything too complex? Well, let me preemptively solve that problem for you. Carrots. Simply carrots. Fantastic roasted carrots with goat cheese and herbs de provence. It's so easy.
My shaky beginnings with this bright, sweet vegetable
I came late to the carrot game in life. I never understood them. It might have been because we only had them at holidays or that my mom steamed them to the point they were mush. I don't know. But they ranked up there with green beans when I was a kid. Yuck. I'd often be sitting at the dinner table alone after everyone finished. I was not allowed to leave the table until I ate my carrots. But eating them felt like such... defeat. I tried to feed them to the cat. I tried to stuff them in my napkin and throw them away. I was so defiant about eating vegetables as a child which is crazy because as an adult I love them! Especially carrots.
When in doubt go with roasted carrots
Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to prepare. My favorite ways are sautéed in a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper or roasted on a sheet pan. Roasting is a low maintenance way to prepare vegetables that allows you to stick it in the oven and walk away until they're done. I love that. Roasted carrots are bright and colorful and easy to elevate as well. Adding some goat cheese to the top of the carrots will take this side dish to a gourmet level. I chose herbs de provence as a topping, but you could certainly use thyme or parsley as well.Print