Honey Roast Carrots with Sumac and Feta

By Mieke

That’s it. That’s the recipe. Honey roast carrots with sumac, feta, coriander and pine nuts. I love easy pretty meals so Donna Hay‘s Fast, Fresh and Simple is high on my usability list.

Fast, Fresh, Simple : Hay, Donna

Sides are mains too

This is supposed to be a side but I have it as a main by myself for dinner all the time. If it’s not filling enough for you add some bread.

Variations on a theme

Donna makes it with goat cheese but I find feta works equally well. As you can imagine you can do this with many different root vegetable, cheese and nut combos.

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Honey Roast Carrots with Feta

Dorothy Porker
Delicious roast carrots that can serve as a side or a main. Inspired on a recipe from Donna Hay's Fast, Fresh, Simple.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main course, Side dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 2


  • Oven
  • Small bowl
  • Oven dish
  • Tin foil
  • Fork
  • Frying pan or skillet


  • 2 T - 30 ml honey
  • 3 T - 45 ml olive oil
  • 1 t - 5 gr cumin
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • bunch carrots
  • 2 T - 30 gr pine nuts
  • 3/4 c - 100 gr feta
  • bunch coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 t - 5 gr sumac


  • Preheat your oven at 200° C/ 400° F. Mix together the 2 T - 30 ml honey, 3 T - 45 ml olive oil, pinches of salt and pepper and 1 t - 5 gr cumin in a small bowl.
  • Wash a bunch of carrots and trim the tops. If you are so inclined, you can peel them like I did for this shoot, but normally I can't be bothered to be honest.
  • Now coat the carrots in the honey mixture and place them into a nice roomy oven dish. Cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tinfoil and bake for another 15 minutes, until the edges start to caramelize.
  • While your carrots are doing that, use a fork to crumble up 3/4 c - 100 gr of feta. Use more if you want, because feta. Dry roast 2 T - 30 gr of pine nuts in a dry skillet or frying pan to get a nice color of them and boost the flavor.
  • As soon as your carrots come out of the oven, sprinkle over the crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts and chopped coriander and finally 1 T - 15 gr of sumac. You can move it to a nice plate before you do this of course, or just leave it and dig right in.


On a hot day I am sure you can also leave the carrots to cool before adding the feta, pine nuts, coriander and sumac but I mostly eat this in winter and the heat from the carrots gives the feta a nice little melt so I mostly eat this piping hot.
Keyword carrots, cookbook recipe, donna hay, easy vegetarian, fast fresh simple, power vegetables, vegetarian

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