photo: Young Carrots with Sage

Young Carrots with Sage

I really like baked young carrots with sage. Now it is easy to find small fresh carrots, and sage is quite accessible. Garnish prepares very quickly. Although, who says it is a garnish? In general, this is quite an independent dish. You can cook it both in the oven and on an open fire (wrapped, for example, in foil). The taste of this dish is very interesting. On the one hand, carrots are spicy, thanks to garlic and sage flavor, on the other, it is sweet itself, but here it is also honey. A sort of combination of the spicy-sweet, savory and something that is very-very tasty.


  • Carrot
    5-6 pcs
  • Honey
    1 tbsp
  • Olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Garlic
    2 clove
  • Sage
    5-6 pcs
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Black pepper
    - to taste


  • 1. If you have a very young carrot (5-8 pieces), then you can omit its clean. If you think it is worth it, use a vegetable peeler. I left small tails of the tops, so more beautiful, and in the oven when baking tails give their own flavor.
  • 2. Peel the carrots half along. Try to get carrots of the same size, I cut off the tips of some, and especially cut them into three pieces (along).
  • 3. In a rectangular mold or a pan, pour olive oil (1 tablespoon), honey (1 tablespoon), squeeze out 2 cloves of garlic, drop 5-6 leaves of sage.
  • 4. Put the carrots and mix well. Scrub the carrots with the mixture obtained from all sides and gently spread the carrots. Pepper and salt. If you like more sharply, you can sprinkle everything with cayenne pepper.
  • 5. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees. If you want a crispy carrot – 18-20 minutes will be enough. If you want more caramelized and soft – 35-40 minutes.
  • 6. For all the simplicity of the recipe, the whole secret is in sage, garlic and honey. They are so positive for the final taste. Well, admit, small carrots with tails look much more delicious than large "bare" pieces.
  • 7. Serve on the pillow (and so they say about the liquid?) from yogurt or sour cream. Oh, it is something!