“Eat carrots! They are good for your eyes!” Have you heard that before? Growing up I was told that and had glasses at age 12. Today, I still wear glasses but my vision has actually improved, according to my eye doctor. Could it be ALL of the veggies I eat fixed my eye site or the fact that I keep carrots stocked in my fridge? Whatever the reason, I’m grateful!
Carrots aren’t as popular as they should be. They are versatile & are more than just a side at dinner time! Although roasted carrots are amazing on their own, on a sandwich they are scrumptious! There’s something special about topping anything with caramelized onions that makes it taste oh-so delicious. The other topping on this sandwich is my Twisted Tzatziki Sauce! Feel free to use your favorite Tzatziki Sauce. However, I highly recommend my Twisted Tzatziki Sauce recipe! It’s easy to make, fast, vegan & full of flavor! You are going to love this sandwich. Pairs well with a kale salad or veggie soup.
- 8 slices of bread, 2 slices per sandwich*
- 4 large carrots (I used rainbow carrots)
- ½ cup low-sodium veggie broth (or water**)
- 2 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1 tsp oregano & sage (or thyme)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 heaping tsp paprika powder, optional but recommended
- 1 handful of greens, like baby spinach or arugula
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1-2 dollops of tzatziki sauce
* If you use water, add a pinch of salt.
**I used sourdough bread.
- Wash and peel the carrots then boil them until soft but not mushy (about 15 minutes). Drain, let them cool then cut in half lengthwise (2 pieces of 1 carrot will be in front of you) and widthwise (4 pieces of 1 carrot will be in front of you).
- In a bowl or Ziploc, add the cooked carrots, veggie broth, herbs, smoked paprika, tamari and garlic. Place the carrots in the fridge to marinate for at least a few hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, add the carrots to baking dish cover the bottom with the marinade- just enough to cover the bottom.
- Stick the carrots in the oven and roast for 10- adding more marinade if necessary– then flip them then roast for another 10 minutes. NOTE: Do not let the marinade to completely evaporate or you risk burning the carrots.
- Meanwhile, in a medium pan, add a bit of coconut oil and caramelize the onions.
- Lightly toast the bread, if desired. Add the greens then a dollop of tzatziki on one slice of bread.
- On that slice, add 4 pieces of carrot- depending on your bread, line carrots like a pound sign/hashtag [#] or [llll].
- Top the carrots with the caramelized onions and another dollop of tzatziki.
- Add the other slice of bread and cut in half. Enjoy!