Friday, June 13, 2014

Honey Balsamic Carrots






This is a good side dish that goes with just about anything, at least it does for me.

It's easy to prepare and I had everything in the house so no running to the store.

Recipe adapted from budget bytes



Ingredients:

1-2 pound carrots

2 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper

2 tablespoon honey

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cover a baking sheet with aluminium foil

Peel carrots and cut into one inch pieces

Add the olive oil to a medium size bowl and add the carrots. Toss carrots in the olive oil and make sure all are coated.

Spread carrots onto the foil lined baking sheet. Make sure they  don't overlap. 

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 40 minutes. Halfway through toss carrots. You want them to be brown on both sides.

The last ten minutes the carrots are in the oven start the glaze.

Add the balsamic vinegar and the honey in a small pot. Simmer for 10 minutes or until it becomes thick. Once it has thicken, turn off the heat under the pot and add the butter to the balsamic/honey mixture and stir the butter until it melts.

Coat the carrots when taken out of the oven and still on the pan and toss to coat.

Place carrots in a serving dish and enjoy.

Note: 2015 feature on Real Food Recipe Roundup

33 comments:

  1. Oooooo those look fantastic, Linda-how can you go wrong with that combo? You CAN'T! Honey, butter and balsamic vinegar? What a great glaze for just about anything. And I LOVE roasted carrots too.

    I'll definitely be trying this one-always looking for a new side dish to have.

    Thanks! :)

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    1. Thanks Carol- carrots are always a staple around here and with balsamic? Yum :-) Hope you like them also

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  2. This looks so good, but I am not crazy about cooked carrots......I might try this with Sweet potatoes. Love Sweet Potatoes any way they are made, so this could be a winner.

    PS...Does anyone know how long Balsamic vinegar is good for. I have a bottle that I have had for at least 8 years, is it still good, or should I throw it out. It is a good one, but I don't cook all that much anymore. Thanks.

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    1. Myra, I use up balsamic but Mary has a bottle that has been sitting around for years! She said it's still good. I would go with what Dottie said.

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  3. Myra I read that It doesn't go bad, it condenses (via evaporation) and can produce a 'mother' (a cloudy gelatinous substance that can be used to make more vinegar), but it's usable. It may separate or become cloudy or have sediment but it is technically still good. I have some that I have had in the Fridge for some time now and I still use it off and on when I am in the mood to put it on a salad. But I would ask someone else also to be sure.
    Linda this looks so good. I may try this one.

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  4. Thanks Dottie.......I haven't had it in the fridge tho. It is in a cabinet where I keep my other vinegars and oils. I thank you for your input. I will look it up on Google, maybe I can find out more. Hugs to you...

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  5. I love carrots and Randall won't touch balsamic. too bad.... :) More for me!

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    1. Cyndy- you know, it is to good to share!

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  6. Oh NUM! You had me at balsamic. Stopping by from Making Mon Beautiful Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting! See you again soon.

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  7. This looks yummy! And I too often adapt Budget Bytes Recipes, Beth's recipes are so easy to follow and her recipes are so easily adaptable to fit my tastes!

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    1. Don't you love it when you adapt to fit what you like? Some people follow a recipe to a T, I like adding my own little personal touches also. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

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  8. Looks like a delicious and healthy way to add more veggies to my diet! Glad I stopped by from In and Out of the Kitchen!

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    1. Carrots are one of my favorites. This recipe is a keeper and hope you enjoy it also. Thanks for popping in.

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  9. This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Two Cup Tuesday.  I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link
    http://bit.ly/1lNY6hK
    Lori

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    1. Hi Lori, thanks for the invite! You will be seeing me asap :-) Hope you like the recipe and if you make it come back and tell me what you thought of it.

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  10. Oh yum! I can't wait to try this out. I always forget to do fun side items, this is going to the top of my list! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. I just love the name Snickerdoodle Sunday. You smile as soon as you see the name. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy them.

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  11. This sounds wonderful. I found you today via The Homemaking Party :-)

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  12. These sound delicious. Look forward to making them - thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  13. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe. This will make an excellent side dish. Thanks for linking to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

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    1. Michelle- it's so easy and really good. Hope you enjoy them.

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  14. These look so good, can't wait to try them! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. I look forward to Tasty Tuesday and I'll see you again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I was just commenting on another blog that cooked carrots aren't my favorite, but I do like them roasted in the oven (or on the stovetop). Great idea to glaze roasted carrots instead of the usual boiled method. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

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    1. Michelle- this is a good combo. A very long time ago I use to do the brown sugar and butter on the carrots in the oven. It's good but I like this one a lot better.
      Today is See Ya In the Gumbo! 5 thumbs up ;-) I'll be there today.
      Linda

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  16. This looks so good! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. It is always a pleasure to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. They are and hope you like them also!

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  17. This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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