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Roasted Purple Carrots with Cilantro Yoghurt and Pistachios

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I love how coriander, garlic, chilli pepper and roasted pistachios add aroma, texture and flavour to this otherwise simple roasted vegetable recipe. The combination of tangy Greek yoghurt and sweet carrot is just perfect. It makes a feast of a light lunch or if you are looking for a more substantial meal, toss it with some whole grains or grilled meat. It is simple to make, and you can use other root vegetables too, like parsnips, rutabagas or beets. It would be great to sprinkle some dukkah (a Middle Eastern spice blend made with toasted nuts, seeds and fragrant spices) over too.

Cilantro Yoghurt
  • 750 g Purple carrots, halved lengthwise if large
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 3 Thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Toasted unsalted pistachios, chopped
  • 1/3 tsp Chilli pepper flakes
  • Cilantro leaves and thyme
  • 250 g 10% Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Place carrots, garlic and thyme on a baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with coriander, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast until the carrots are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yoghurt, chopped cilantro, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine and add salt to taste.
  3. Spread the prepared yoghurt on a platter and arrange roasted carrots on top. Scatter chopped pistachios, chilli pepper flakes and fresh herbs on top, and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


ann low 25/11/20 10:33

I love coriander too and this simple healthy roasted vegetable simple looks delicious!

2pots2cook 25/11/20 11:14

Perfect healthy side dish for this season ! Thank you Angie !

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 25/11/20 12:51

wow how pretty to serve this up with Christmas dinner just the right color!

Natalia 25/11/20 13:09

These carrots looks so cute, yum!

Tom 25/11/20 15:07 interesting take on carrots!

Kitchen Riffs 25/11/20 15:21

You've been on a pistachio kick lately! Such a fun ingredient, and so nice in this dish. Purple carrots always look so wonderful. Nice recipe -- thanks!

Pola & Cleme 25/11/20 15:41

Hello Angie! Look so delicious and very beautiful this carrots!


The Exclusive Beauty Diary 25/11/20 16:45

Never before I didn't saw purple carrots and now I'm curious what is taste. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/11/20 01:56

Love these colorful and tasty carrots, Angie. They're perfect for our Thanksgiving table!

MunatyCooking 26/11/20 07:08

We have a similar dish but yours looks more flavor with all these amazing ingredients :)

speedy70 26/11/20 09:14

Quanto sono belle e buone queste carote!!!!

Himawan Sant 26/11/20 09:52

Oh, this Purple Carrot Coriander Yogurt dish is totally new to me ..... I'm excited to make it too.

Thanks for the recipe from you, friend.

Eva Taylor 26/11/20 10:40

What a beautiful dish and so fancy compared to just ordinary roasted carrots.

Jean | 26/11/20 15:41

Angie, this is fabulous! Coriander and pistachios with carrots, something I've never thought of!

Victoria 26/11/20 18:58

WOW! Unusual way to cook carot! Thank you very much for recipe. I think it's yummy )))

Sakuranko 27/11/20 02:04

Oh I love it this recipe darling

Sudibjo 27/11/20 07:03

this is first time i see purple carrot with yogurt, curious about taste of the food

Fran @ Gday Souffle 28/11/20 03:09

I came across some 'rainbow carrots' at my local supermarket. Wouldn't that be great to also add yellow and red carrots, too! The addition of the yoghurt and dukkah would make this a meal in itself!

Gloria Baker 28/11/20 03:45

Angie looks wonderful and delicious!!

The-FoodTrotter 28/11/20 14:42

What a lovely recipe, it has some delightful Middle-Eastern scent I wanna try :)

savorthebest 29/11/20 04:12

This looks so good. I love coriander with carrots

Karen (Back Road Journal) 29/11/20 16:36

I'm always looking for new ways to serve vegetables and your carrots sound wonderful. I've pinned.

Marissa 29/11/20 19:11

I'd love to make a meal of this beautiful and tasty dish, Angie!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 30/11/20 07:34

I love carrots prepared in so many ways, but roasted as you have done with these, is the best for bringing out their flavor. Beautiful color that I've rarely ever seen, Angie!

foodtravelandwine 30/11/20 16:45

I love it!!....I will make it soon!!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

foodtravelandwine 30/11/20 17:01

I love it!!...I will prepare yogurt and make it this week....I have lots of carrots!!.....great idea........Abrazotes, Marcela

Aarthi | Prepbowls 1/12/20 08:52

Never cooked purple carrots, so vibrant color and that cilantro yogurt looks like a perfect dip for the veggies.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 1/12/20 12:13

I love the flavors of coriander, garlic, lemon, and pistachios. This is a vegan's dream come true. Your photos are beautiful and inviting. This is something I will attempt!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/12/20 22:30

I love how easy it is to buy the rainbow carrots now and this sounds like such a delicious recipe, Angie! We love carrots ;)

Raymund 1/12/20 23:54

This would be nice to serve on a Christmas dinner, yum!

Lauren - 3/12/20 21:58

such a yummy and refreshing side dish! I love yogurt based sauces -- they're so easy! And the rainbow carrots look gorgeous!

tigerfish 3/12/20 23:32

I love purple carrots and how you complement roasted sweetness with cilantro yogurt , spices and pistachios.

Evi @ greenevi 10/12/20 18:52

These purple carrots look so pretty!

Pam 10/12/20 19:24

Beautiful! I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish.


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