Roasted Carrots seasoned with smoky cumin, scallions, salt and pepper and then topped with a creamy and tangy Avocado Crema are such a delicious and quick side dish for a family dinner. The roasting brings out all of the natural sugars in the carrots, so they get this sweet caramelization in the oven which combines with the salty and smokey cumin seasoning so wonderfully. The Avocado crema takes it over the top with a creamy and silky balance. Absolutely a must-make side dish!
Peel carrots and cut them into equal size sticks - approximately 3 inches in length.
Slice scallions and separate the whites from the greens.
If you are prepping a day or more in advance, place the carrots scallion whites and greens into 3 separate baggies and store in the fridge.
You can also prepare the salt, pepper, and cumin mixture in a baggie and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange the carrots in a single layer on a pan lined with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Drizzle or spray with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and cumin mixture. Toss and rub the seasoning and oil all over each of the carrots. Spread the carrots out on the pan so that they are not touching. Sprinkle the Scallion whites over top.
Roast in the over for 30 minutes or until fork tender.
To make the avocado crema, place the avocado, sour cream, juice from half the lime, half and half (or milk), salt and pepper into a Blender. Pulse and then blend until smooth.
To make a pretty zig zag pattern with the Avocado Crema over the carrots, simply transfer the crema to a plastic baggie and snip off the very tip of a bottom corner. Then squeeze the crema over the carrots.
Sprinkle with the sliced scallion greens. Enjoy!!