The Sea Salt

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Sweet & Spicy Sesame Carrots


No more boring Thanksgiving dishes, please.

I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving all week. Well, really all year.

I love it!

But I hate boring food. And sometimes Thanksgiving dinner can have some of that.

Just because a dish is a tradition, doesn’t mean it has to be flavorless.

These carrots will knock your socks off. They’re sweet and spicy and cooked with a little sesame oil. They would be really nice next to a ginger, orange cranberry sauce.

I used half carrots and half sweet potatoes in this dish, but you can use all of one or the other. Also, make sure you use a nonstick surface to cook these because they can get a little sticky (I love my Silpat).

Sweet & Spicy Sesame Carrots


  • 6 cups diagonally cut peeled carrots and sweet potatoes, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (liquid, not solid)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine a medium bowl: sesame oil, coconut oil, cayenne and honey.
  3. Add carrots and sweet potatoes and stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Lay out veggies in a single layer on non-stick surface on cookie sheet (ie Silpat or foil sprayed with nonstick spray).
  5. Bake for 15 mins. and turn.
  6. Bake for 10-15 more minutes or until tender.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a pinch of sea salt (to taste) and then stir to combine.

Sweet & Spicy Sesame Carrots



Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

2 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Sesame Carrots

  1. i like that you can include both carrots and sweet potatoes! the seasoning may be simple but it sounds wonderful.

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