Roasted Carrots with Farro & Chickpeas

This roasted carrot recipe looks gourmet, but it's surprisingly easy to make! It would look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table. cookieandkate.com

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Can we talk about how beautiful those rainbow carrots are?! You are looking good today, carrots. Looking good. So utterly dazzling, in fact, that I can hardly take my eyes off of those carrots to write about the rest of this recipe. Here we go.

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This stunning roasted carrot recipe features warm whole grains, protein-rich chickpeas, spiced pepitas and a light herbed crème fraîche sauce. Don’t be intimidated by its gourmet looks—it’s remarkably simple to make, once you get down to it. This recipe would be a lovely vegetarian option/side dish on the holiday table or a well-balanced weeknight dinner.

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Whew. I want to point out that crème fraîche sauce. Crème fraîche is new to me, so I imagine it’s probably new to a lot of you as well. Basically, it’s a French version of sour cream. It’s a thick, cultured cream that offers lovely, rich flavor and a light tang.

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You can use crème fraîche in recipes that call for sour cream or heavy cream, whether savory or sweet. It’s a great addition to soups because, unlike sour cream, it won’t curdle at high temperatures.

This gourmet roasted carrot dish is surprisingly easy to make! cookieandkate.com

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Roasted rainbow carrots with farro, chickpeas, pepitas and parsley - cookieandkate.com

  • This roasted carrot dish would look great on your holiday table! It's also a well-balanced weeknight dinner. cookieandkate.com

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    Author: Cookie and Kate

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    Serves: 4 to 8 servings

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