I fully believe that side dishes are where it’s at during Thanksgiving and my Honey Apricot Chipotle Roasted Carrots that I made for Cost Plus World Market Blog, Discover, are going to be a welcome addition to all the other dishes you make this holiday. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.
I saw an article the other day about a Thanksgiving meal that was side dishes only. I loved the idea because the largest number of recipes online are Thanksgiving sides dishes. I think that would be so fun, drinks, side dishes and dessert for a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal.
I used multi color heirloom carrots for this recipe. I love the different colors of these carrots, they have a very “fall” look to them. My daughters are huge carrot fans and we had a blind taste test the other day to see if they could tell the difference. They guessed orange for the purple, purple for the orange, and kept going back and forth between orange and purple for the yellow. It was pretty funny.
Thanksgiving tends to be an indulgent meal, one that takes days and even weeks to prepare and cook for. I am all for keeping things simple, fresh and as healthy as possible. Lots of healthy vegetable dishes to balance out the pie piled with whipped cream. Roasted carrots is a highly underrated recipe. They are so versatile, they are gorgeous with the stems still on and the flavor combinations with seasonings and sauces is endless. I love a mixture of sweet and heat with carrots. I went with a glaze of honey and apricot jam mixed with chipotle pepper. I added just enough for a nice spicy kick at the end and now so overpowering with heat that you end up drinking too much egg nog to cool off your mouth and then have no more room for the rest of your meal.
The recipe and directions for these Honey Apricot Chipotle Roasted Carrots are on Discover, a blog by World Market. So head over there to check it all out! I am a Cost Plus World Market Tribe Ambassador and as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I work with so I can make this blog and all the recipes I share possible!