Roasted Carrots with Harissa and Yogurt

This dish is healthy and flavorful, with a little bit of spice. It’s perfect as a side dish or a light meal.


  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into thirds
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. harissa
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the olive oil, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt.
  3. Spread the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, or until they are tender and lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, harissa, and cilantro.
  5. Serve the carrots with the yogurt sauce on the side.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a little more flavor, you could try roasting the carrots with some chopped garlic. For a bit of sweetness, you could drizzle them with honey before roasting. And if you want more of a kick, you could add more cayenne pepper or harissa to the yogurt sauce.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes well with just about anything. Try it with grilled chicken or fish, rice and beans, or a simple green salad.

Common Mistakes

One mistake people often make with this dish is not roasting the carrots long enough. Be sure to roast them until they are tender and lightly browned.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in Vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories.


This dish contains dairy. It does not contain gluten, nuts, or soy.

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