Miso Honey Glazed Whole Roasted Carrots

Miso honey glazed whole roasted carrots are a mixture of sweet and savory deliciousness. Whole carrots are tossed in a simple glaze consisting of white miso, honey, tamari and rice vinegar and roasted until tender and caramelized. 

You guys, I’m in love.

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These carrots, oh man. Roasted carrots are delicious all on their own but carrots that are roasted in a simple 4 ingredient miso glaze??? Totally speechless.

White miso, in a nutshell,  is a fermented soybean paste and gives any recipe a delicious and mellow umami flavor. I’ve only just started cooking with it, but so far I’ve made a scrumptious Spring Vegetable Soba Noodle Stir-fry, a quick and simple miso salad dressing to drizzle over this gorgeous (and equally yummy) Avocado and Raw Sweet Potato Salad and now these heavenly and beautifully caramelized Miso Honey Glazed Whole Roasted Carrots. I’m on a roll and I’m not quitting the miso any time soon.

You can find miso at most major grocery stores. I’ve seen it in the refrigerated produce section, next to the salad dressings and vegetarian items but that was after I bought it on amazon. Typical. This is the organic white miso (affiliate) I use and love.

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Whether your roasting a chicken for Sunday dinner or want a colorful side for you Easter ham, these miso honey glazed carrots go with just about everything and will definitely brighten up your dinner table.

And what is more colorful than shiny glazed jewel toned carrots? Not a whole lot.

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Like I said earlier, you only need 4 ingredients to whip up this simple glaze and carrots. I bought organic heirloom — you know the ones that are orange, yellow and purple. In my opinion, the organic carrots or any smaller sized carrots (usually with their leafy green tops still in tact) are tender and roast a whole lot quicker than the large, thick carrots you find in a bag. Just trim off those tops, give them a good scrub and dry with a kitchen towel.

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Then in a small bowl, measure and add the 3 tablespoons of white miso paste and two tablespoons of honey, rice vinegar and low-sodium tamari (or low-sodium soy sauce).

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Whisk until smooth and you’re good to go.

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Place the carrots onto a rimmed metal baking sheet and drizzle with the miso honey glaze.

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Using your impeccably clean hands, toss the carrots until coated generously with the glaze.

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Make sure that every carrot is coated from root to tip, then slide the pan onto the middle rack in your hot, preheated 425° degree oven. Roast for 10 minutes, then remove, using oven mitts, and shake the pan and continue roasting for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the carrots are caramelized and tender.

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Caramelized perfection.

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Arrange the miso honey glazed whole roasted carrots onto a platter (or individual plates) and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts and fresh cilantro leaves.

I like how the cilantro adds a fresh burst of flavor and green, while the hazelnuts add a nutty warmth of flavor. If you don’t have hazelnuts, I would try chopped pistachios, pecans, walnuts or toasted slivered almonds.

My favorite part? Those extra crispy ends. ❤️

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Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Miso Honey Glazed Whole Roasted Carrots

Switch things up with these Miso Honey Glazed Whole Roasted Carrots! Whole roasted carrots with simple glaze made up mostly of white miso, honey and tamari.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 25 minutes

Total Time: about 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1-1/2 pound small to medium organic carrots, leafy tops trimmed and discarded

3 tablespoons white miso paste

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned)

2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

2 to 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425°. Wash and dry the carrots well and place onto a metal, rimmed baking sheet.

In a bowl, measure and add the miso, honey, rice vinegar and tamari. Whisk until smooth and pour over the carrots. Toss with you impeccably clean hands and roast on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Rotate the pan and give it a shake to move the carrots and caramelize on a different side. Slide the pan back into your oven and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the carrots are tender and caramelized.

Serve glazed whole roasted carrots with a sprinkle of cilantro leaves and chopped hazelnuts (or any nut of your choice).

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