Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Raisins

Submitted by: Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, OH, from the Relish Magazine Raisin Recipe Contest 2012

Carrots roasted with garlic, brown sugar, raisins, and cumin make this recipe tasty, flavorful, and lovely to serve.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup California raisins
  • 1/4 cup California golden raisins
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced


Heat oven to 400°.  Slice carrots diagonally into 1 inch slices. In a 2 1/2 quart shallow baking dish combine the olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and carrots. Roast 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from oven, stir in the raisins, lemon juice, and cilantro.  Toss well.


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