Roasted Fennel and baby carrots with quinoa

Recipe: Roasted Fennel and baby carrots with quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 4 bulbs baby fennel
  • 2 bunches Dutch (baby) carrots, trimmed, peeled
  • 1 bulb garlic, cloves separated, unpeeled
  • 6 sprigs lemon thyme
  • 50g (1/4 cup) quinoa, (see note) rinsed, drained
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 75g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Trim fennel stems to 2cm. Pick fronds from the trimmings, then discard the stems. Cut fennel bulbs into 1cm-thick slices, cutting lengthwise through the root end to keep slices intact.
  2. Place the fennel, carrots, garlic and thyme in a large roasting pan. Scatter with quinoa, drizzle with oil, then pour over 180ml (3/4 cup) water. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes, turning halfway, or until the vegetables are tender and the quinoa is soft.
  3. Spoon onto a platter. Scatter with reserved fennel fronds and goat’s cheese. Serve at room temperature.

Number of servings (yield): 8

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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