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Roasted Sweet Carrots


  • 1 pound large carrots, cut in angles
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chives, minced

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes



Roasting these carrots gives them a smoky sweetness without adding any sugar.

Why Try? Healthier than the traditional methods of adding brown sugar and butter, this recipe may turn carrots into your favorite vegetable.

Foodie Byte: Baby carrots cut in half lengthwise may be substituted for the large carrots. Another variation of this recipe would be to thinly slice the onion, as opposed to chopping, to achieve a more rustic look.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and spread on a sheet tray.
  3. Roast in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.

Nutritional Information

Calories 83, Carbohydrates 15g, Fat 3g, Fat Calories 23, Fiber 4g, Protein 2g, Saturated Fat 0.37g, Sodium 320mg. Daily Values: Calcium 48.49mg 5%, Phos 51.97mg 5%, Copper 0.07mg 4%, Zinc 0.35mg 2%, Panto 0.37mg 4%, Biotin 7.08mcg 2360%, Iodine 0.8mcg 1%, Magnesium 18.21mg 5%, Iron 0.46mg 3%, Vitamin B6 11%, Vitamin C 18%, Vit E-a-Toco 4%, Vitamin A 379%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.