Roasted Carrot and Herb Spread

Here's an extra-special nibble ready to take center stage on your appetizer table.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

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

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with cooking spray.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
96%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.