Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Raisins

  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Cook 20 minutes

A hint of smokiness and sweetness comes through in these oven-roasted carrots.

Carrots roasted with garlic, brown sugar and spice; topped with raisins, lemon juice and cilantro; makes this recipe tasty, flavorful, as well as lovely to serve.


2 pounds carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup California dark raisins
1/4 cup California golden raisins
1 medium lemon, juiced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Slice carrots diagonally into 1-inch slices.
  3. In a 2 1/2 quart shallow baking dish, combine  olive oil, garlic, sugar, cumin, cinnamon, salt and carrots.
  4. Roast 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from oven, stir in the raisins, lemon juice and cilantro. Toss well.



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