The tanginess of chimichurri is great for cutting through fatty meats but in this vegetarian dish the Argentinean sauce adds spice to sweet roasted carrots.
By Rachel Crawford
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 Tablespoons capers
- 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- ⅓-1/2 cup olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Peel and chop carrots. Toss with olive oil and roast at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned at the edges.
- Finely chop parsley and cilantro leaves.
- Mince garlic and capers.
- Stir herbs, garlic and capers together. Add red wine vinegar and olive oild.
- Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Let sit for flavors to meld.
- Top roasted carrots with chimichurri.
Rachel is a lover of vegetables and an avid home cook. She has catered parties, participated in cook-offs, hosted elaborate supper clubs, and volunteered with Slow Food teaching elementary school kids about seasonal food and how to cook. Recently, she left her full-time job as a branding consultant to spend more time in the kitchen. Her personal blog, madeweekly.tumblr.com, focuses on one seasonal ingredient every week, with a new recipe each day. She can also be found on kitchensurfing.com, a new site that allows anyone to search for and hire personal chefs online. Rachel studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has lived in New York, NY for almost 12 years, which means she can officially call herself a New Yorker.