Roasted Sesame Ginger Carrots with Spicy Tahini and Carrot Greens

Roasted Sesame Ginger Carrots with Spicy Tahini and Carrot Greens

1 1/2 pounds carrots with greens

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons fresh thyme

lemon juice

spicy tahini sauce, recipe below

1/2 cup (or more) carrot greens, chopped

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the olive oil, sesame oil, ginger, salt and thyme into a small mixing bowl stir well to combine.
  3. Thoroughly wash the carrots and the greens. Pat dry.
  4. Remove the carrot greens set aside.
  5. Evenly spread the carrots on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the oil mixture evenly on top of the carrots. With your hands, toss the carrots and coat well with the oil mixture.
  6. Place the carrots into the oven and roast for 27 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with a squeeze of lemon juice, spicy tahini, and carrot greens. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

for the spicy tahini sauce
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon tahini paste

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1 garlic clove, finally chopped

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

  1. Place all ingredients into a medium-size bowl and stir well until thoroughly mixed. Place in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

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