Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots

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We are having so much fun trying out new easy recipes using fresh produce.

This week in my produce delivery I had two bags of rainbow carrots. Have you ever had rainbow carrots before?

They really are gorgeous. Purple, yellow, white and of course orange.

Let me show you how easy it is to make honey roasted carrots. These are sweet and caramelized. We devoured them!

rainbow roasted carrots

I made these in the oven, but you could make them in the casserole slow cooker and just adjust the cooking time.


  • 2 lbs of rainbow carrots (or any color, really)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c raw local honey
  • 2 drops orange essential oil (I buy essential oils online here.)
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Clean you carrots and cut the tops off if the greens are still attached.

Grab a rimmed baking sheet. I like to cover it in a sheet of parchment paper to make cleanup easier.

rainbow carrots

Slice the carrots into strips of thirds.

Evenly lay them out on the cookie sheet.

Sprinkle the carrots with salt, according to how much salt you like.

sliced rainbow carrots


Mix together the olive oil, honey and orange oil. If you don’t have orange essential oil, you can use a fair amount of orange zest.

orange essential oilDrizzle the oil and honey mixture evenly over the carrots.

Coat them all evenly.

Pop the sheet in an oven at 350° for 45 minutes to one hour, or until the carrots are tender.

The honey and oil will caramelize as the carrots cook. Such amazing flavor!

how to roast carrotsRemove them from the oven and serve them hot.

We served these with grilled chicken breasts, cabbage and fresh fruit.

honey roasted rainbow carrots

What is your favorite way to cook carrots?

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  1. These look and sound amazing. I have never seen these rainbow carrots, but would love to cook with them! I really enjoy when I can get my hands on multi-colored tomatoes in the summer, so I think I would enjoy the carrots too. I love how you cooked them, I will be trying this for sure, even if it is just on little old orange carrots. I would love it if you would stop by and share this over at my new link party at: http://celebrateanddecorate.com/celebrate-it-sunday-link-party-3/

    Hope you have a wonderful Fourth!

  2. Yum! This looks delicious! I love honey and carrots! Thanks for sharing such a yummy looking recipe with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope you’ll join us again next week! Sharing your post on Twitter!

    1. If you love carrots, you will love this recipe! Thanks for tweeting!

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