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Sesame Carrots


  • 1⁄2kg fresh, peeled carrot
  • 2tablespoons oil
  • 2teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2tablespoons sesame seeds, tossed in a dry pan over a medium heat until golden
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut the carrots in 3 pieces, then each piece in half.
  • I would cut the chunky end into 4 if it was very big.
  • Place in a baking tray and roll in the 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes in a moderate oven.
  • Remove the cover and sprinkle over the sesame oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return uncovered to the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds.


  • Evie*

    If you want to try something a little different try this delicious carrot recipe. The smell is indeed wonderful, but the flavour is awesome!

  • Panino

    I was looking for something to do with carrots, one of the few vegetables my dh likes! This recipe went waaayyyy beyond ordinary, and is of restaurant quality in my opinion. This motivates me to look at other Zaar recipes for vegetables! Thanks Jan for a super technique and preperation!!!

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  • lizeroo

    This is a really wonderful way to do carrots. They almost caramelize on the bottom while cooking. The only change I would make in future is to leave the carrots in fairly large chunks, as the longer cooking time makes them quite soft, and I would use a little less oil in the initial part of the cooking. Other than that, they are a must try. Thank you for posting.

  • Daphne2002

    What a wonderful recipe for carrots! My family often neglects carrots as a sidedish, but these will become a regular at our house. I left the carrots in larger pieces and the texture was perfect! Thanks a lot.

  • Lorac

    Oven roasted carrots, flavored with sesame oil and topped with toasted sesame seeds. An enchanting flavor combination that is so easy to make. DH cooked them in a foil pan on a covered barbeque gas grill. Well Jan, I guess I will have to elevate you from my “lamb guru” to my “lamb and carrot guru”. Great recipe!

  • Pianolady

    Yummy! We really enjoyed these carrots this evening. A little too much oil for us in the initial preparation, so next time I will cut down a little. Your instructions turned out perfectly cooked carrots — and so very flavorful. Thanks, Jan!

  • Bev

    Jan, these carrots were delightful! I made them exactly as directed as per your instructions and they came out perfectly. I served them with Miss Annie’s Crockpot Chicken and Herb Dumplings, Strawberry Coconut Muffins and they proved to be the perfect side dish. Thank you so much for posting a this recipe! I am always looking for a new way to prepare carrots, and you have delivered just that!

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  • SuzieQue

    This recipe takes an ordinary veggie and turns it inot a fabulous side dish without a lot a work. YUMMY! Everyone loved it!