Vegetable “fries” are an easy snack to share with friends and family, and using ingredients like carrots to make these curry lime carrot fries can elevate both the flavors and the nutritional value.
When we host friends, I like to keep the meal simple but hearty, even though my tendency is to complicate everything. (And my kids give an affirmative nod at this admission.) But when the flavors are big but the meal is simple, somehow everyone is sated, and the time with guests (and my time before!) can be relaxed and focused on good conversation and sweet memory-making.
- 8 carrots
- 1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely minced
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- juice of 1 lime, divided
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel carrots and slice into "fries."
- (I like to cut in half cross-wise and quarter lengthwise.)
- Toss carrots with oil on a large rimmed cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle carrots with jalapenos, curry powder, juice of 1/2 lime, and salt/pepper.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Toss to coat and sprinkle with remaining lime juice.
- Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until soft with crispy edges.
- Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
- Coconut oil gives these carrot fries a slightly sweet flavor and a nutritional "kick." Alternatively, you can substitute with extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
Do you have a favorite “go to” snack or side food? What are your favorite ideas for making a meal both delicious and relaxing?
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