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Roasted Carrot Salad with Honey and Lemon

Spiced Carrots with Honey and Lemon

  • Author: Tastebotanical
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 as a side dish 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


A brilliantly easy and versatile recipe which combines slow-roasted carrots with warm Middle Eastern spices and a garlic, lemon and honey dressing.  It can be made into a side-dish, a salad, a dip or a sandwich filling!


  • 800 g fresh carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • Juice of one lemon


  1. Set your oven to 200 C/Gas Mark 6
  2. Peel the carrots and chop into disks about 3 mm thick.    
  3. Put the carrot disks onto a baking tray.  Add the olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the carrot disks in the oven for around 30 minutes until they are soft and slightly brown at the edges.
  5. Remove the carrot disks from the oven and roughly mash using a fork.   
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, ginger, crushed garlic clove, honey and lemon juice.
  7. Add the roughly mashed carrots to the bowl and stir to combine.


This is a very versatile recipe.  It can be served warm as a side dish.  It can be served at room temperature as a salad.  Or you can put it in the blender and create a dip or a sandwich filling!

Keywords: carrots, spices, salad