How to Make: Balsamic Carrots with Feta

Continuing on with our ‘How to Make‘ blog series where we talk you through some of our fantastic recipes, this week we want to show you something a little bit different.

Since we’re now well on our way into the colder months, this delicious autumnal recipe is sure to impress, and it’s wonderfully simple to create. We usually feature a recipe using one of our meats so we thought this time we would shine some light into one of your very favourites from our salad bar, Fazendeiros.

Our delightful balsamic carrot & feta

Our delightful balsamic carrot & feta

Balsamic carrots & feta are perfect on their own as a special snack, or accompanying other dishes on the table for everyone to share. You can make as much or as little as you like, depending on your party size.

Ingredients

Chantenay carrot
Sunflower oil
Salt
Thyme leaves
Balsamic glaze
White sesame
Feta cheese
Orange zest (grated)

Method

To start this fantastically simple recipe, wash the Chantenay carrots under hot water to ensure they’re clean. Take this opportunity to preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Place them flat on a suitable roasting tray, and add an even drizzle of sunflower oil. Toss the carrots with your hands to ensure they’re all evenly coated.

Adding the sunflower oil

Adding the sunflower oil

Next, sprinkle with salt, and add the thyme leaves, making sure to exclude the stems.

Just a pinch of salt

Just a pinch of salt

A hint of thyme

And a hint of thyme

Place the tray of carrots into the oven one it’s up to temperature, and roast them for 5 minutes.

Take them out to cool down, and toss them with balsamic glaze and white sesame, ensuring they’re evenly coated.

The balsamic glaze adds a rich sweetness

The balsamic glaze adds a rich sweetness

Finally, serve this homely dish any way you’d like. We crumbled some feta cheese evenly over the carrots, added some grated orange zest and chopped mint leaves to bring a fresh and bright zing to the dish.

Rich feta is always a welcome addition

Rich feta is always a welcome addition

The only thing left to do is enjoy!

Here's a short video of the recipe

Here’s a short video of the recipe

 

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