Roasted Carrots And Radishes
Simple side dish, made in under 40 minutes – roasted carrots and radishes, seasoned with summer savory seasoning.
You might not have noticed, but I love side dishes! And I like to experiment and always think of new side dish ideas.
Today’s recipe is for roasted carrots and radishes. But don’t run away, if you are not a fan of radishes and absolutely refuse to try them roasted, you can just try these roasted carrots. They are sweet, flavorful and very tasty.
Roasting brings a lot sweetness to the carrots, makes them soft and tender.
Radishes have always been a little under appreciated.
I use them is some salads, but rarely roast them. And a lot of people around me just don’t like radishes and just don’t eat them in salads… When roasting radishes, they might taste a little bitter, which I don’t mind. I decided to roast these two root vegetables together and this resulted in a great balance of flavors – slightly bitter radishes and sweet carrots.
The real winner in this recipe is a herb, I used to season them. It is called summer savory and it is very popular in Bulgaria. Of course you can find it in the US, or get it online. It is a staple in many Bulgarian recipes and I just can’t believe I haven’t shared my love for it on the blog yet.
Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis, netive to Southeastern Europe) is used to season grilled meat, veggies, sauces and soups. You can either use it fresh or dry. It is also used as a characteristic ingredient of Herbs De Provence. It could provide strong, pungent flavor to many dishes and to me tastes like a mix of thyme, oregano and marjoram. It is just hard to describe it, because I’ve used it since I can remember and to me it just tasted like “summer savory”…
I know this is a lot of information to some of you, but I just wanted to share my love for it. Summer savory is also known as “chubritsa” in Bulgaria, an I was vary happy to find out that there is a spice blend, sold on Amazon, called “chubritsa”. It has summer savory listed as an ingredient and I’m very excited to try it. It should be the perfect seasoning for bread, potatoes and salads.
Mix summer savory with some salt and pepper and it will turn into a great, simple seasoning. This is what I used for the carrots and radishes in the recipe.
Just toss carrots and radishes in olive oil and season with salt, pepper and summer savory (you can use Herbs De Provence or a mix of thyme, oregano or marjoram, or even try that “chubritsa” seasoning). Then roast at 400 F for 30 minutes. Drizzle some lemon juice right before serving and top with crumbled feta (optional). It is a great side dish, ready in under 40 minutes.
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Roasted Carrots And Radishes
- 1 bunch carrots — (6-8 carrots), tops trimmed to 1 inch
- 1 bunch radishes — (12-14 radishes) tops trimmed
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp summer savory seasoning
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- chopped parsley or chopped carrot top leaves for garnishing
- 1/2 lemon for serving
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (optional).
Place carrots and radishes in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and summer savory. Bake for 30 minutes, until tender.
Serve immediately, with some lemon juice and feta cheese.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 267, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 1178mg, Potassium: 97mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 5205%, Vitamin C: 1.8%, Calcium: 136%, Iron: 0.4%
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Wow! I so loved this simple yet exotic recipe. I love radishes and carrots. And these look so deliocus and full of awesome flavors! YUM!
This sounds like such a great side dish, Mira! I’ve never thought to roast radishes before. I’m loving the simplicity of this recipe! Pinned!
Sides are a good thing, Mira! I just recently started roasting radishes and you’re so right… it makes them taste to delicious! They are a bit too sharp for my taste raw, so I love this new (to me) way to prepare them. The colors in this side are gorgeous too! I’ve not tried Summer Savory, but am looking forward to finding it! Thank you for this my dear!
These look beautiful Mira. I love roasting carrots, it really brings out the flavour SO much.
I love to stir fry radishes so I know I would adore them baked with sweet carrots and summer savory. I love savory and have some fresh on my window seal but I guess I must have a black thumb as she is not doing very well…I will have to get more so that I can try your delicious side dish. Sharing of course!
I love all roasted vegetables but I’ve never roasted radishes, I have to try this.
I’m all about roasted vegetables right now! These carrots and radishes look beautiful. I bet they are so flavorful!
This recipe has my mouth watering. I am gradually increasing my use of herbs and grow them in my garden. I will need to add summer savory. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
These roasted carrots and radishes look gorgeous, Mira! I love radishes but have never tried them roasted and can’t wait to now 🙂 So simple and delicious! <3
I so love roasting vegetable – but, I’ve never tried roasting radishes – Mira, you are right – I am one of those people that haven’t given radishes any love – but that needs to change with this recipe! Thanks so much!
I love roasted carrots, my favourite way to cook carrots is to roast them…so yum!
Mira, I feel like I’ve been roasted veggies everyday this summer!!!! you know I love this!!! looks beautiful!
I love roasted carrots, and have been meaning to try roasting radishes for ages, but haven’t yet. This side dish looks just amazing Mira!
I love love roasting veggies and I agree radishes are underrated, I love them!! this looks so pretty and yum!
These roasted veggies are sooo pretty!
I don’t know why I’ve never roasted radishes before, such a good idea! These veggies are gorgeous and this side dish sounds delicious!
Mira, this is beautiful – like a work of art! I’m a big fan of sides too, and radishes are one of my favs! Another favorite of mine is roasted veggies, I love how it bring out the natural sweetness!
So gorgeous! I love roasted veggies.
I LOVE roasted carrots!!!! And the herbs you’ve used here sound delicious. Such a fresh, healthy summer side!
These sound amazing, Mira! Pinned!!
This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Beautiful post and photos, Mira! I love side dishes too and these carrots and radishes look like a good healthy side dish!