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  • Writer's pictureNatalya Fisher

Roasted Rainbow Carrots w/ Homemade Pesto

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Vegan ~ Gluten Free

Cumin Roasted Rainbow Carrots

topped w/ Homemade Pesto, Pomegranate Seeds, & Tahini


I don't think I have bought just orange carrots in a while. Rainbow carrots look so pretty of course & carrots are extremely healthy for us.

They are rich in fiber, magnesium, & vitamin C to name a few.

Rainbow carrots might not be so different in terms of nutrition & taste but purple carrots are a little extra special.

Like other purple vegetables & fruits, they are rich in antioxidants!

Antioxidants help to low inflammation which is linked to causing many poor health conditions.

I personally also love to just eat as colorful as possible. This ensures we are getting a balance of different healthy nutrients.


1 bunch of Rainbow Carrots (for this recipe I got a bag of small rainbow carrots but you can use a bundle)

¼ cup Pomegranate seeds

Pesto (see recipe below)

1 tbsp Tahini

1 tsp Avocado oil

1 tsp Cumin powder

tsp Smoked Paprika

⅛ tsp Sea Salt

Garnish with a few leaves of Parsley


3 cups Fresh Basil

¼ cup Olive Oil

1 Garlic clove

7 Almonds

⅛ tsp Black Pepper

⅛ tsp Sea Salt

Optional: 1 tsp fresh or dried Marjoram leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° degrees

  2. Wash & peel the carrots. Layout the carrots on a baking tray drizzle some oil over the carrots. Sprinkle cumin, smoked paprika, & salt over the carrots; lightly mix the carrots with the seasonings.

  3. Bake for about 20 minutes. In the meantime make the pesto.


  1. Wash the basil by removing the leaves from the stems & running the leaves under cold water.

  2. Place all the ingredients into a food processor. It's a bit of a small amount, I used a small blender. Feel free to double the recipe if you'd like & save some extra for another recipe. If you double the pesto use about 3 tbsp pesto.


  1. Once the carrots are done cooking place them onto a serving tray.

  2. Layer the pesto on top of the carrots, add pomegranate seeds, & drizzle tahini over it all!

  3. Garnish with parsley.

Serve & Share with Love


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