Easter is right around the corner and boy do I have a side dish recipe for you! These tasty maple roasted carrots in tahini sauce with pomegranate and pistachios will blow your mind! The carrots are tossed in maple syrup and roasted until tender before being topped with a creamy tahini sauce along with pomegranate and pistachios to add both colour and texture. The tahini sauce is nice and creamy with a little lemon citrus bite, sweet maple syrup and salty miso paste (or soy sauce). The pomegranate adds bursts of juiciness in addition to the jewel like radiant red colour and the pistachios add that crunchy texture along with the vibrant green colour! When everything is combined into this maple roasted carrots in tahini sauce with pomegranate and pistachios you get one truly amazing side dish that is perfect for your Easter dinner, or any other meal for that matter!
Maple Roasted Carrots in Tahini Sauce with Pomegranate and Pistachios
Sweet maple roasted carrots served topped with a tasty tahini sauce, pomegranate and pistachios!
- 2 pounds carrots, cleaned and trimmed
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon white miso paste (or soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free or salt)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 small clove garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons water*
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate
- 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
- 1 tablespoon parsley or cilantro, chopped
- Toss the carrots in the mixture of the oil and maple syrup, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until tender, about 20-30 minutes, turning once in the middle.
- Mix the tahini, lemon juice, miso, maple syrup, garlic and enough water to get the sauce to the desired consistency.
- Serve the carrots topped with the tahini sauce, pomegranate, pistachios and parsley and enjoy!
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Ethan W. says
That's damn delicious! Great side dish for Easter!
Wow, these look amazing Kevin!!
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says
Love this! I actually made honey glazed carrots last weekend but this is on a whole other level!
The pomegranate arils are a beautiful touch!
Heather Christo says
Really beautiful Kevin! I love these flavors!
Julie Wampler says
What an awesome side dish, kevin!! love the maple!
WOW!! These look amazing! I love this creative way to use pomegranate arils! And I'm always looking for new ways to use tahini! Cant' wait to try these!
Why is there an extra teaspoon of maple syrup?
Payton Thomas says
You toss them in maple syrup and then you add the other tbl for the tahini sauce
Damizelle: The second teaspoon of maple syrup goes into the tahini sauce. Enjoy!
that's really wonderful <3
Vintage Kitty says
What a fantastic combination of flavors! Love it! Saved this to Pinterest!
These look amazing! I love the sweet, sour, salty combination!
The Grand Dame of Salt says
I think this photo meets the textbook definition of "food porn". Love it!
This picture deserves to be in food magazine. It is beautiful! I bought the ingredients today to make this tomorrow. They look amazing.
Kathi Petersen says
Thanks for another WONDERFUL recipe. I made this last night as part of an incredible meal and it was a huge hit!! Thanks!!
Carrie Carroll says
I dont see a link for the tahini sauce recipe? Unless it’s something I buy? Thx ��
Carrie Carroll: The tahini sauce is made in step two. Plain tahini is ground sesame seeds, similar to peanut butter, and it can be found in most grocery stores in the section with the nut butters or the international/Mediterranean section.
I don’t normally comment on recipes, but MY GOODNESS this was the most amazing dish. I can never have roast carrots on their own again. This is the best way to dress up something plain. The tahini sauce is AMAZING. The pomegranate is amazing. Add something crunchy (I used almonds) and toss a bunch of cilantro on there. And this is the most beautiful, delicious thing. Thank you!
Made these tonight. The sauce takes just a few minutes to put together so it’s a hands off dish that is DELICIOUS! even my husband who hates carrots loved it. He’s allergic to pistachios so I subbed in toasted sesame seeds.
This recipe has the most interesting flavor profile I’ve made in a long time! Thank you so much! Really brilliant creating!
Gorgeous. They look too good to eat. Would be a great updated Christmas side.
can i make the tahini sauce a day ahead?
Yes you can!