carrot marinara

Roasted Carrot Marinara – Loaded With Beta-Carotene

This Roasted Carrot Marinara is a twist on traditional tomato-based pasta sauce and great use of Harvest2U’s organic carrots. Perfect for those that don’t like tomatoes (like my 10-year-old!). If you make it a little thicker, it also makes a tasty dip for vegetables, crackers or chips.

Roasting the carrots, onions, and garlic makes them sweeter, but this is still a savory sauce. And it is loaded with beta-carotene which helps with heart health, vision and cancer prevention. GO carrots!

Roasted Carrot Marinara Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, oregano, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth (approximately)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat onion to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel then chop the carrots into large pieces.
  3. Peel and cut the onions into 6-8 large wedges.
  4. Combine carrots, onions, garlic and olive oil in a bowl.
  5. Spread vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until vegetables are tender and starting to brown.
  6. Combine roasted vegetables, herbs, and pepper flakes in a food processor. Pulse until chopped. With the food processor running, thin with about 1/2 cup of broth. Let processor run 2-3 minutes. Scrape down sides and add additional broth to thin to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over your favorite pasta.

Always use organic fruits and vegetables in these recipes.

Do you live in one of these Southern California Cities? Aguanga, Fallbrook, Hemet, Homeland, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, or Winchester.  If you do, you can use the local organic fruits and vegetables in our harvest boxes for these recipes. 

 


The chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U.

Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and overpriced coffee.

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