Slow Roasted Carrots with Lentils, Nuts and Goats Cheese

Slow roasted carrots with lentils, nuts and goats cheese - A tasty love story

Oh family – that dear sweet loving family! I am a big time family person. I love that special feeling of really belonging to someone, feeling loved and appreciated for nothing than the person you are! I think that special bond you have between you siblings, parents and small new members of the family is absolutely magical and it can not be compared to anything else in my life!
The last week have been filled with all of these family loving feelings. We experienced a loss in the family that brought all of us physically together and reminded us of how fragile life can be and how important it is to always be there for each other and appreciate every laugh, tear and minute we spend together!

Slow roasted carrots with lentils, nuts and goats cheese - A tasty love story

Last week when I went to my parents house to spend the day in pleasant company, I also created a pure, vegetarian, warm, loving meal to enjoy with the women in my life. Every since my little niece started to eat ‘real’ food she has been hooked on these slow roasted carrots that her dad is a champ of making. And as the ambitious Auntie I am I have of course sneaked the recipe out of him. These carrots are so aromatic, filled with flavour and they have the most fabulous soft and moist texture, that they could easily be a side dish on its own. But to add a little more nutrients, textures and filling I dressed them with perfect lentils (trust me these are not even close to boring), my beloved goats cheese, nuts and herbs. It actually ended up being one of the most complete and delicious meals I have had in a long time, and it is definitely gonna be a favourite in the coming spring. It is super easy to make since the carrots just rest in the oven on its own while the lentils are cooking. And afterwards you simply use all of the aroma and juices left in th pan from the roasting of the carrots to add flavour to the lentils!
I am gona make this the next time the girls come for dinner and serve it as a part of a nordic tapas when summer bring those lovely occasions!

Slow roasted carrots with lentils, nuts and goats cheese - A tasty love story

Slow roasted carrots with lentils, nuts and goats cheese - A tasty love story

  1. This looks wonderful! My husband will gone this evening and this will make the perfect dinner for one! Can’t wait!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene01-22-2014

      Yum, I tend to do the same, self pampering with no one else to cook for, the best! Hope it was a bless :)

  2. KamilleKamille01-22-2014

    Omenomnomnomnom. Lavede det den anden aften og det var et smagshit uden lige :)

  3. Pernille LauritsenPernille Lauritsen01-22-2014

    Kære Josephine.
    Så er den afprøvet og godkendt af hele familien… fik selv resterne med på madpakke dagen efter, og den er lækker lun, men endnu bedre kold… uhm

    Tak for endnu en dejlig opskrift :-)

    Kh Pernille

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene01-22-2014

      Ih det er jeg glad for at høre! Skønt at den faldt i god jord :) Jeg synes det er så fedt i du/I fortsat afprøve så mange af opskrifterne her på bloggen. Stort kram

  4. firafira01-25-2014

    this looks awesome! i use to prepare a similar dish with steamed cellery and lentils (the recipe asks for fresh mint as well, which is great for a light summer salad). love the idea of using roasted veggies and adding cheese. thank you for sharing.

  5. LenaLena01-26-2014

    What a lovely preparation. I am eating lots of carrots all throughout winter and am always looking for new ways to prepare them. This sounds like it would be lovely as lunch the next day, too. I really need to give this a try soon.
    Also, family really is the best, eventhough we usually drive each other a bit crazy. Love them.

  6. CourtneyCourtney03-03-2014

    Found this recipe today and had a ton of carrots I needed to use. I added some beets as well and the entire thing was delicious! Will definitely become a staple recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-04-2014

      Yay, that is a mission completed. LOVE when you find those new staple recipes that somehow just suits you and your tastebuds :)

  7. Mr. ShannonMr. Shannon03-12-2014

    Been following your blog for a while… I love how amazing your food looks and I can’t wait to make so many of these dishes with my daughter (who WILL be a chef on day)… excellent!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-14-2014

      Sounds lovely – hope you’ll get a lot of fun times in the kitchen!

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