Meatless Monday: Roasted Carrots with Gremolata {Inspired by The Vegetarian Flavor Bible}


Roasted Carrots with Gremolata {Meatless Monday, Vegetarian Flavor Bible, Vegan, Gluten Free, Healthy Dinner}

 

Happy Meatless Monday! I am SO excited to share something both yummy and brilliant today! As a Meatless Monday Blogger, I was given the opportunity to check out and review a book called The Vegetarian Flavor Bible.  

While I was originally expecting The Vegetarian Flavor Bible to be a cookbook, calling it so would be a misnomer.  Instead, it is precisely what it claims to be; a flavor bible full of vegetarian foods and the spices, herbs and seasonings that blend best with them to really enhance their natural flavors. 

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible {Meatless Monday}

 

The Flavor Bible seriously features every vegetarian ingredient you can think of from A-Z (Acai to Zucchini Blossoms) and lists information such as:  

  • Flavor profile (sweet, sour, salty, hot, spicy, bitter, etc.).
  • What it is (berry, grain, legume, veggie, seasoning, sweetener, etc). 
  • What’s healthful about it (vitamins, minerals, nutrients). 
  • Volume (quiet, moderate, loud).
  • Nutritional profile and calories. 
  • Whether or not it’s gluten free. 
  • Season (if applicable). 
  • Botanical relative (if applicable). 
  • Tips for buying and cooking and techniques for cooking. 
  • Possible substitues. 

As well as flavor affinities.  So for example, carrots pair well with a combo of almonds, pineapple and vanilla or carrots would taste great with a combination of capers and dill.  The combinations they list are extremely creative and really inspiring especially when you’re finding yourself stumped and cannot possibly think of anything to make for dinner. 

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible {Meatless Monday}

 

After skimming through the book’s 554 pages (seriously every page is packed with SO MUCH GOOD INFO), I was inspired to make these oven roasted carrots topped with gremolata. 

Gremolata sounds super fancy but it is really just an Italian dressing or garnish made with chopped parsley, fresh garlic and lemon zest and usually served to accompany meat or fish.  In this case, I chose to pair it with roasted carrots since The Flavor Bible suggested that garlic, lemon and parsley would enhance the carrot’s natural flavor. 

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This dish is really quite simple to make and only requires a quick chop, a little bit of zest and some time in the oven while the carrots roast to perfection. 

Meatless Monday: Roasted Carrots with Gremolata  {Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy}

Meatless Monday: Roasted Carrots with Gremolata  {Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy}

Meatless Monday: Roasted Carrots with Gremolata  {Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy}

Meatless Monday: Roasted Carrots with Gremolata  {Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy}

ROASTED CARROTS WITH GREMOLATA


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 2 bunches of organic carrots, washed + tops removed. 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss carrots with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper then line on large baking sheet. 
  3. Place in oven and let roast for 20-25 minutes. 
  4. While carrots are cooking chop, zest and mince parsley, lemon and garlic in a small bowl. Add sea salt or olive oil if desired. 
  5. Remove carrots from oven and sprinkle gremolata on top.  
  6. Enjoy! :)

Honestly, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is a resource that I didn’t know I needed.  No longer will I sit here twiddling my thumbs trying to figure out what to fix up for dinner.  The inspiration that the book’s pages holds is nearly unlimited.  If you haven’t heard of it before, I’d encourage you to check it out.  You can read more about it on Meatless Monday’s website and on the creator’s webpage, karenandandrew.com.

Don’t forget to linkup if you have a yummy meatless recipe to share! 

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This post is also linked up with Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday. 

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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59 Comments

Michelle
Reply August 31, 2015

I don't usually like carrots, but these look so good roasted like that!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    They were yummy!

CARLA
Reply August 31, 2015

OH! Ive never ever roasted them.
Im a raw GURL.
the child is not.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    The child might like these then :)

Tina Muir
Reply August 31, 2015

Oh yum! These sound delicious, and the perfect side dish. I am really enjoying roasting vegetables right now too, they just taste SO much better! YUM! Have a wonderful day!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    They really do taste just that much better!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply August 31, 2015

I'm not really one for traditional cook books, but I would love to learn more about flavors and such. I'm such a flavor builder myself, and don't typically use pre-prepared mixes that I think this would be perfect for me!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    This is quick and super fresh!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply August 31, 2015

O I love roasted carrots! It's such the perfect mix of sweet and savory!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    It really is!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply August 31, 2015

ooh those look fabulous! I don't usually roast carrots yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Give em a try, you might be surprised how yummy they are!

Carrie A Groff
Reply August 31, 2015

This book sounds perfect! Definitely going to check it out!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    You should, you'd love it! :)

Heather@hungryforbalance
Reply August 31, 2015

I love roasted carrots, but I have never tried Gremolata before. Sounds delicious!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    It is really easy to take a great addition to a lot of dishes!

Rachel
Reply August 31, 2015

I'm more of a raw veg kind of girl, but these look tasty!
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    Reply August 31, 2015

    I like raw veggies too but these are a nice change :)

Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply August 31, 2015

Roasted carrots are a staple in our house. This dish is beautiful, simple and satisfying. I roasted the tri-color carrot this weekend for a little extra pop of color on my plate.
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    Reply August 31, 2015

    LOVE tri color carrots, my grocery store doesn't carry them though :(

Dr. Jennifer Weinberg MD MPH MBE
Reply August 31, 2015

What a beautiful and delicious dish! It is always nice to find a new and healthy way to prepare and common veggie. I look forward to trying your recipe soon! Thank you!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Thank you! It was easy to make and a tasty side dish for dinner or a party :)

Sina @ Vegan Heaven
Reply August 31, 2015

Roasted carrots are so delicious! Love your photos, Annmarie! :-) I'm getting really hungry when I look at them.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Thanks, Sina! They were as yummy as they look!

Liz
Reply August 31, 2015

Those are some of the most beautiful carrots I have ever seen!! This is such a simple recipe - but it looks so great!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Aw, thanks Liz! They were really yummy- I hope you get to give them a try!

Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free
Reply August 31, 2015

You make those carrots look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting, this week I'm sharing a recipe for vegan, gluten free cinnamon raisin bread and a crockpot vegan French toast :)

    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Thank you and thanks so much for linking up and sharing! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 31, 2015

oooo these look so yummy!
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    Reply August 31, 2015

    Thanks friend!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply August 31, 2015

Sounds so fancy but looks so easy! The garlic is raw since you add it after?
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    It is! Traditionally the garlic is served raw but you can totally cook it if you want :)

Sarah
Reply August 31, 2015

These look so good! I love roasted carrots, especially ones from our garden in the fall. I roast a bunch and we eat them and I also make carrot soup!
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    Reply August 31, 2015

    OH yum! That sounds amazing too!

dixya | food, pleasure, and health
Reply August 31, 2015

i have heard nth but great things to say about this book. i am not much of a carrots person unless its pretty ones and this one definitely fits the bill. im new to your blog, came via Tina's blog via meatless monday link up. I would absolutely be part of this from now on. thank you :)
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    Reply August 31, 2015

    Aw thank you and thanks so much for stopping by! :) The book is a fabulous resource, definitely check it out if you get the chance!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply August 31, 2015

I love carrots- these look great! Where did you find the book? That looks super interesting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 31, 2015

    Thanks! You can get the book off of the author's website or it's available on Amazon too :)

Ilka@Ilkasblog
Reply September 1, 2015

I love how much this book is into detail. A lot of times I find myself breaking my head over what vegetarian meals I can prepare for my family. We are not Vegetarians (yet!), but I incorporate vegetarian days a few times per week. A list of combinations that work well together - so neat!. Never saw that before. Love the carrot pics :)
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    Thanks! Yeah, this book is such an amazing resource! Well worth picking up if you get the chance!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply September 1, 2015

What a great way to make carrots more exciting. I love all the herbs in this. I think I could even get my husband to eat this too.
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    It was so yummy and easy to make! :)

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply September 1, 2015

I bet roasting really brings out the sweetness in the carrots. Your pictures are amazing!
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    Thank you! Roasting them really does bring out the sweetness!

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply September 1, 2015

These carrots look absolutely delicious! I love roasting veggies and bringing out their natural flavors.
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    Roasted veggies are the best!

Elle
Reply September 1, 2015

I love roasted veggies of all kinds and this looks lovely. Gremolata! Who knew!
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    It's such a great way to kick up a simple dish!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply September 1, 2015

I have never roasted carrots like this, but they look amazing.
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    Reply September 2, 2015

    Thanks! :)

rachel
Reply September 1, 2015

Yum! Roasted Carrots!! Yum. I have never tried making roasted carrots (or any veggies to be honest). What is gremolta and where would I find it? :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 2, 2015

    Gremolata is just chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest :) Easy to make!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply September 2, 2015

These look delicious, I love a good roasted carrot!!

Ariana
Reply September 2, 2015

This looks and sounds so fancy! I hate to admit this but I had NO idea what gremolata was before reading this post. You learn something new every day ;)
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Jess @hellotofit
Reply September 2, 2015

I LOVEEE roasted carrots, better than raw :) this looks like such a delicious dish.
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Toni @runninglovingliving
Reply September 2, 2015

Looks delicious! I love roasting vegggies it makes them taste so delicious!!!!
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Safari @tri-ing to run boston
Reply September 2, 2015

OMG these look absolutely AMAZING!!! Wish I liked cooking. lol All those ingredients look time consuming...did I mention I absolutely HATE cooking?!?!? hmm...but have to find someone to make those for me.
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Becki S
Reply September 2, 2015

I've only ever cooked with baby carrots. The husband loves them so this will definitely be on the to try list. Thanks for sharing.
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Jennifer Corter
Reply September 3, 2015

Those look incredibly delicious!
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