Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots

by Marla on March 25, 2013 · 36 comments

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Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

From what I gather bunnies love carrots. Not any carrots will do….they prefer carrots that are colored like the rainbow. Add some sweet mandarins and I bet the Easter Bunny will be banging down your door with all four paws.

Carrots have a natural sweetness that is fondly brought out when you roast them. Adding mandarins sweetens ‘em even more…

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Are you planning an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch? These carrots make the perfect springy side dish.

They would also be the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving or Christmas feast (bookmark for next year.)

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

They also make the perfect side for the roasted pheasant above….stay tuned, that recipe will be posted on Wednesday.

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

This recipe can be vegan or not, your choice. Roast the mandarins and carrots with ghee, butter, olive oil or coconut oil.

All depends on your tasted preference and food style.

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

They are also a nice addition to salads. Enjoy!

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches Rainbow Carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 3 Mandarins, 2 peeled and segmented
  • 2 tablespoons Oil: Coconut Oil, Butter, Ghee, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil
  • fine Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. In a bowl squeeze juice from one of the mandarins over the carrot slices. Toss carrot slices with juice, mandarin segments, oil, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped rosemary. Bake for 25-30 minutes until everything is softened and slightly browned. Serve with some more fresh rosemary.
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1 Marian (Sweetopia) March 25, 2013 at 6:17 am

Gorgeous! For sure the Easter Bunny would love these! ;-)

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2 Marla March 25, 2013 at 6:25 am

Thought you would agree ;) Thought he might want your stunning cookies more??!!

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3 Brianna March 25, 2013 at 6:29 am

Beautiful! This gets me super excited to get into the garden and start planting some fresh produce! :D

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4 Marla March 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Sounds like a GREAT idea Brianna!

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5 Julie @ Table for Two March 25, 2013 at 6:31 am

wow, absolutely gorgeous colors and like Marian said, you would be the Easter bunny’s favorite person to visit!!!

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6 Marla March 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Ha! That would be nice if the Easter bunny loved me THAT much ;)

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7 Megan {Country Cleaver} March 25, 2013 at 6:31 am

I love the sweet/citrusy combo here Marla! And they are just too gorgeous for words.

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8 Tieghan March 25, 2013 at 6:35 am

Those pictures are to pretty and carrots are possibly my favorite veggie! I can not wait to make this!

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9 Jenny Flake March 25, 2013 at 6:42 am

These photos make me so happy! Lovely and delicious!

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10 Rosa March 25, 2013 at 6:43 am

So colorful and scrumptious! That is a great combination.

Cheers,

Rosa

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11 Bev @ Bev Cooks March 25, 2013 at 6:45 am

Seeeeeeeriously pretty.

Also, are you in the new Southwest Airlines commercial? I swear you are. You are.

No, you are.

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12 Marla March 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Ha! Am I?! Have not seen this. Wondering where my check is for being in the commercial.

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13 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 25, 2013 at 6:52 am

Pretty pretty pretty! Such great colors and sweetness!

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14 Maria March 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

Beautiful carrots!

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15 Heather Christo March 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

such a pretty way vegetable dish Marla! I have two bunches of these sitting in my fridge, I should make these for dinner!

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16 Aimee @ Simple Bites March 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

So pretty. I would happily add them to my Easter brunch menu. At this rate, I’m going to need two plates!

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17 Marla March 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I know it ~ me too!

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18 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

Stunning colors and photos, Marla! I love the vibrancy and mandarin oranges…oh wow! I bet with carrots they’re absolutely perfect!

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19 Marla March 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

The mandarins are a nice flavor twist ~ somethin’ different ;)

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20 Ginny McMeans March 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

These are gorgeous. Mandarin Oranges? What a great idea.

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21 Carla @ Carlas Confections March 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I am in love with that blue and brown photo board. And the carrots just POP off of it. So beautfiul. I really need to get my hands on some rainbow carrots and make this. Sounds so perfect for Easter Sunday

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22 Reem | Simply Reem March 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I am in LOVE with your rainbow carrots, I remember the last time you made them Then too I was just in love with the gorgeous colors…
Loving the citrus flavor here.. Beautiful!

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23 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Gorgeous, Marla! Love the rainbow carrots!

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24 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

So pretty! And I agree with the rest — Easter bunny would be so happy visiting you this year :)

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25 Radhika@Just Homemade March 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

Marla, Thanks for the recipe shout out.
Rainbow carrots are adorable indeed!

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26 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today March 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

It does look like a rainbow indeed. When I came to San Francisco I was amazed after visit on a market. Such a beautiful vegetables and you have carrots in different colors :) And now I know what I’ll prepare before `i leave.

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27 Jeanette March 26, 2013 at 6:15 am

I always love seeing these rainbow carrots – haven’t been able to find them around here, but hoping to see them at our farmer’s market this year.

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28 Marla March 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

Oddly enough I find loads of these beauties here in Telluride….but I can’t find many basics. Go figure ;)

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29 Nutmeg Nanny March 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

Oh wow, those carrots are lovely, so vibrant in color! I love the idea of adding carrots into my Easter feast :)

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30 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts March 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

I believe I’ll need the larger plates (the super gigantic 11 inchers, not the 9.5 I mentioned in my Easter round up) for all the wonderful sides I keep seeing and adding to my menu.
Great looking carrots. Thanks, Marla!

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31 Marla March 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thanks Kirsten! I know that feeling about having to up the plate size ;)

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32 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Rainbow carrots!! SWOON! So pretty and how genius to roast them with mandarins! LOVE!

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33 Andrea DiGeronimo March 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Gorgeous and looks so delicious! With the mandarins, genius! Eye candy too.

xxoo, andrea

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34 Kevin (Closet Cooking) March 27, 2013 at 5:46 am

Nice way to enjoy some carrots! They definitely are colorful!

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35 naomi March 27, 2013 at 8:35 am

Gorgeous, love the vibrancy.

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36 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm

The rainbow carrots are the prettiest aren’t they, I get excited every time I see them.

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