Here's a special nibble-ready snack to take center stage on your appetizer table. Red garnet sweet potatoes or any of the deep orange varieties offer an especially intense color and flavor.
Roasted Carrot and Herb Spread
Here's an extra-special nibble ready to take center stage on your appetizer table.
2 pounds baby-cut carrots
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges and separated
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Baguette slices or crackers, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with cooking spray.
Place carrots, sweet potato and onion in pan. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Bake uncovered 35 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
Place vegetable mixture in food processor. Cover and process until blended. Spoon into serving bowl. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with baguette slices.
Red garnet sweet potatoes or any of the deep orange varieties offer an especially intense color and flavor.
Make this unique root vegetable dip up to 2 days before serving. Store covered in the fridge. Warm in microwave if desired.
Calories 40, Fat 2 grams, Saturated Fat 0 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 100 milligrams, Carbs 8 grams, Fiber 2 grams, Sugar 0 grams, Protein 0 grams