Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Here is a quick, easy and healthy vegetable dish for a busy weeknight or special occasion. Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots with Walnuts will have everyone clamoring for more carrots.

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No, you aren’t seeing things. These carrots are purple. Oh yes, I was tickled pink when I found carrots in my favorite color, purple. These beautiful specimens were crying out for something special so I came up with Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots with Walnuts. Now I was thinking how special these purple carrots were only to be told by my Dad that carrots were originally purple. That was a bit of food knowledge I did not know. It appears the Dutch cross bred carrots to make them orange to celebrate the William of Orange, who led the fight for Dutch independence. Even in the 17th century, we could not let food just be in its natural state.

I’m sure you weren’t expecting a history lesson today.  I just love that little tidbit though.  These purple carrots were absolutely sublime.  They took so naturally to the pomegranate molasses glaze and the walnuts, wow!  The walnuts brought this dish together.  They provided marvelous crunch and flavor.  This was a spectacular flavor combination for a dish that can easily be made for a weeknight dinner.  Who says weeknight dinners have to be boring?  Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots with Walnuts certainly is not a boring dish.

 

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It appears the Museum of Carrots, yes there is a museum for carrots, refutes some of the facts about orange carrots. They cannot offer a different version of how carrots became orange so I’m going to stick with this bit of food trivia. Carrot controversy, I love it. Who knew carrots could be so divisive? Apparently what is not in dispute is that there is a long history of them being used as political tools. It seems very hard to believe now. Carrots seem so amiable.

I would love to be able to eat purple carrots all the time but I had to go to a specialty farmers’ market to find them. You can certainly make this recipe with regular carrots. It will still be tasty. If you happen to find purple carrots, try them. I will be on the look out next time I take the long driver to the farmers market. Maybe in June when we get a new organic grocery store, they will stock them for me. I will be asking. It’s just another 3 months until we can finally get some decent produce. I, for one, cannot wait.

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Yields 6 servings

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. whole, large carrots, cut into 4 strips
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Place oven rack on upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, toss carrots, olive oil and salt together.
  3. Pour onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until carrots are just fork tender.
  4. In the same bowl, stir together honey and pomegranate molasses.
  5. Toss carrots in the honey mixture and pour back onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until carrots have caramelized slightly.
  7. Place walnuts in a small skillet and toast over medium heat for a few minutes.
  8. Sprinkle over carrots.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie


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Comments

  1. What a creative mix of flavors! Love it!
  2. What a sultry looking carrot! Can't wait to try this recipe.
  3. Lynda wise says
    These look very tasty. Would maybe good with the mildness of herbed roasted pork loin and some type of green veg or perhaps pilaf.. Good job
  4. These sound absolutely amazing!!!
  5. What a unique and delicious side dish! I love find new ways to make carrots and this looks like a great idea!
  6. YUM Christie! These look fantastic! (Beautiful photos too!)
  7. Laura Plecki says
    Made the pomegranate molassses glazed carrots. I forgot the walnuts, but would have used them if I had them. Made a lot of carrots, so I had to up the honey and molasses a bit. I also made them on the stove. While I should have used a non-stick pan, I did manage a cherry riesling reduction (to better clean my "much-stick" pan). This recipe rocks! Hubby LOVED it! Leftovers we even great the next day for lunch..
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Love hearing that Laura. Thanks so much for giving me feedback. I always like to hear how a recipe turns out positive or needs improvement.

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