Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are another new experience for me, thanks to my CSA. And thank you to my CSA for introducing me to these amazing and delicious vegetables. Garlic scapes are the curly tops to the garlic plant with a mild garlic flavor. Toss these together with some carrots, and you have a simple side dish for any meal.

Recipe yields 4 servings

1 bunch baby carrots
1 bunch garlic scapes
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Trim the edges of the garlic scapes and the leaves off the carrots. I left some of the greens on the carrots, but you can cut them down to the edge if you prefer.

Toss carrots and garlic scapes with the oil and sprinkle with the seasonings.

Arrange carrots on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add the garlic scapes and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Serve on the side of your next meal and enjoy!