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Tahini Glazed Carrots

Author From "Sababa" by Adeena Sussman


  • 14 to 16 (1 1/2 pounds total) thin carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pure tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Roast the carrots

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the carrots on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil.

  2. Sprinkle with the salt and cumin, shake the pan to coat the carrots, and roast them, turning once midway through, until they have softened and their edges are golden, 25 to 27 minutes.

  3. Remove the carrots from the oven, transfer them to a serving platter, and drizzle them with the tahini glaze. Using tongs, gently toss to coat.

Make the tahini glaze

  1. While the carrots are roasting, whisk the olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, silan, water, salt, and cayenne in a medium bowl until smooth and pourable, adding an additional tablespoon of water if necessary.