Roasting these carrots with only a bit of butter and some cardamom gives them a rich, nutty flavor that belies how healthy they are. A single serving gives you over 600 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin A.
- 4 tsp. butter, melted
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F
- Combine butter, oil, cardamom and salt in a medium bowl. Add carrots and toss well to coat. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the carrots, stirring twice, until tender and golden, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately
NUTRITION per serving: 138 calories; 7g fat (3g sat, 2g mono); 10mg cholesterol; 20g carbohydrates; 2g protein; 6g fiber; 430mg sodium; 652mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (680% daily value), Fiber (24% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv), Potassium (19% dv)