As side dishes go, this is one of my must-have dishes in your arsenal. I've been making this wonderfully flavourful offering for years. There's something so perfect about sweet, lightly charred carrots alongside a cooling, nutty Tahini sauce. Sesame and carrot are perfect together! Roasted simply, the tahini sauce acts as a sauce and dressing in one and couldn't be more perfect!
The earthiness of tahini is combined with lightly sour yoghurt to create a balanced, creamy sauce. It's absolutely delicious! There's a reason I make it time and again, and it's always the dish guests comment on - which is great as it's often the simplest to prepare. It's the perfect little treasure to have in your back pocket!
What is tahini?
Tahini is an ancient ingredient that's created from grinding toasted sesame seeds into a paste. It has a slightly bitter, nutty flavour that acts as a base to many dishes around the World. Sesame's origins are in Africa but the seed was cultivated in India and Myannmar over 3000 years ago. It remains one of the most popular crops around the world. Sesame paste is popular around the Globe, notably in Chinese cuisine, Indian too but most popular in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Stuff you'll need
This roasted carrot dish simple to put together. Here are some of the key ingredients you'll need - a full recipe is below.
- Carrots (obviously!) Grab some of the multicoloured varieties, they look great on the plate
- Greek yoghurt (plain)
- Tahini paste
- Pine nuts
- Good quality extra virgin olive oil