Sam's Recipes

Spiced Roasted Carrots with Lemony Whipped Feta


4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


1 Pound Carrots

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Honey

1/2 Teaspoon Aleppo Pepper

1 Teaspoon Cumin

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Sea Salt (to taste)

Ground Black Pepper (to taste)

8 Ounces Feta Cheese (crumbled)

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Lemon (juiced - this is about 3 tablespoons)

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley (chopped - optional)

1/2 Teaspoon Aleppo Pepper (optional)

1 Drizzle Olive Oil (optional)

1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Arils (optional)


Preheat Oven

To make these carrots, start by preheating your oven to 400 F.

Season Carrots

Next, wash the carrots (and cut them, if desired), being sure to remove the stems. Add them to a large bowl, alongside the olive oil, honey, and all of the seasonings: the Aleppo pepper, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, sea salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to toss the carrots and fully coat them in the seasoning blend.

Line Baking Sheet

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the carrots to the baking sheet, making sure they are spread out evenly.

Roast Carrots

Roast the carrots for 20-25 minutes, until they are fork tender. At the halfway point, remove the tray from the oven and toss the carrots to ensure that they cook evenly.

Prepare Whipped Feta

While the carrots are in the oven, prepare the whipped feta by adding the feta cheese, greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic to a food processor and processing them until the feta reaches a smooth and creamy texture. If you prefer a thinner consistency to the feta, you can add in a few tablespoons of water and re-process until the feta reaches your desired consistency.

Assemble Carrots and Feta

Once the whipped feta is done, spread it across a plate. Then, once the carrots are done, remove them from the oven and add them on top of the whipped feta.

Garnish Carrots

Garnish the carrots with some chopped fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, more Aleppo pepper, or pomegranate arils, if desired. Then, serve and enjoy!

How to Prepare These Carrots Ahead of Time

Storing Instructions

To prepare these carrots ahead of time, prepare the carrots and whipped feta according to the instructions above. Then, store them separately in airtight containers, in the fridge, until you're ready to serve them.

Reheat Carrots

To reheat the carrots, line them up on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 250 F for 10-15 minutes. Then, follow the plating instructions above, serve, and enjoy!

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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