This recipe for Balsamic Glazed Carrots is a simple, delicious and easy side dish that is full of flavor. These are AIP, paleo, vegan and Whole30.
Who doesn’t love an easy side dish? These Balsamic Glazed Carrots are the definition of easy and only require four ingredients in addition to the carrots, most of which you likely have on hand.
If you’re like me, you might find yourselves feeling stuck in a rut every so often, eating the same veggies or preparing different veggies in very similar ways. This easy recipe uses balsamic vinegar to add some depth to the carrots and take them to a new level! The carrots get nice and caramelized and sweet in the oven and are sure to please even picky eaters.
Here’s what you need for these Balsamic Glazed Carrots:
- carrots (I used rainbow carrots but any variety works)
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar (ensure ingredients are AIP-compliant)
- fresh thyme – adds a wonderful flavor and brightness
- sea salt
FAQs for Balsamic Glazed Carrots
Can I used dried thyme?
If you’re in a pinch you can substitute with dried thyme but the flavor is way better and more pronounced with the fresh thyme which also adds some brightness to this dish.
Can I use a different vinegar?
White balsamic vinegar can be substituted for dark balsamic vinegar, though the carrots won’t have the same roasted look. I haven’t tried these with any other substitutions.
Can I make these using another vegetable?
Yellow beets would work really well here alongside or in place of the carrots.
Can I make these in the air fryer?
Yes, these would likely work really well in an airfryer, but depending on the size of your air fryer, I would recommend cooking them in batches so as not to overcrowd the basket.
These carrots make a great side dish. Try them with:
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