Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots


Serves 8
3 tbsp (45 ml) harissa paste
3 tbsp (45 ml) grapeseed oil
3 tbsp (45 ml) maple syrup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
2½ lbs (1.25 kg) small rainbow carrots, scrubbed and trimmed
¼ cup (60 ml) unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
2 oz (60 g) sheep’s milk feta cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp (15 ml) finely chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together harissa, oil, maple syrup, garlic, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add carrots and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer carrots and any extra harissa mixture to a roasting pan in a single layer. Roast, tossing occasionally, until carrots are tender and starting to caramelize, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a platter and garnish with pistachios, feta and chives. Carrots may be roasted up to 6 hours ahead. Allow to cool; cover and chill. Bring to room temperature or reheat before serving.
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