Lately I have been obsessed with carrots. It started when I swapped out pretzels for carrots when I ate hummus. Then it got me thinking, why don’t I eat more carrots? In particular cooked carrots. So for the past couple of months I have been making a conscious effort to buy carrots and cook them and incorporate them into my meals.
I came across these beauties last weekend at a local farmers market and I was instantly attracted to their color and come on they are rainbow carrots. Doesn’t that just bring a smile to your face? Honestly I had never seen carrots with the stems on them before (except in magazines) so I had to try them. They were on the pricier side, the batch I got was $3 but it was also grown locally, organically, and I would be supporting small business. So I got them!
Now I have these beautiful carrots, how do I cook them? I know I can roast, sautee, or steam the carrots. But what about the long green stems? I googled carrot greens and what do you know. You can eat those too! You can basically use them the same way you would parsley. So I sauteed the carrots and greens with rosemary olive oil and garlic.
Oh my gosh yumm-o! I wish I would have taken a picture of the end product but I ate them before I remembered to take a picture. That’s how good they were!
I look forward to buying more of these rainbow carrots in the future. Has anyone else tried these? Any suggestions on what else I can make with the carrot greens?