Baked Carrot, Ginger, Thyme chips

After a long day, it can sometimes be a struggle to motivate yourself to make something… interesting let’s say.  Or maybe fulfilling is the right word here; something that’s basically easy to make, but that you can actually enjoy and is good for your body.  

Laziness sets in.  So as a side dish to let’s say smoked salmon & avocado for example, I need something hassle-free that requires minimum brain power, time, and post-prep cleaning.

This will be a part of the… shall we call it, ‘feeling lazy’ series? I seem to be into series today, bear with me. 

I usually, or I can even say always, have a side of vegetables with lunch or dinner.

That’s why this series is important to me, because even if sometimes I am too tired to cook, I am happy and grateful once I’ve prepared my little, easy, side, vegetable dish.

I used thyme in this recipe, which reminds me of my grandmother and these Lebanese fluffy, toasty, flatbread pizzas we have called ‘manaeesh’ which are best known for their thyme/oregano seasoning, but can also be topped with cheese or lamb as well. Ahhhh, smells like home.

Another fun fact is: ‘ ‘Thymus vulgaris’ or common thyme, is the type you brush past on the mountain trails and coastal paths of the Mediterranean; strong with a sweet, herbaceous warmth that can tip into smokiness or a medicinal quality.’ - The Flavor Thesaurus book by Niki Segnit.

This’ll be quick!

 

Serves: 1 person

Prep time: 5 mins

Bake time: 20 mins

Total time: ±25mins

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots
  • Drizzle Olive oil
  • Sprinkle Ginger powder
  • Sprinkle Thyme
  • Sprinkle Oregano (optional)
  • Sprinkle Rock salt

Topping suggestions

  • Pimento de cayenne
  • Chili flakes

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius or 375 Farenheit
  2. Peel the carrots, cut into thin circles and place on parchment paper
  3. Drizzle your olive oil and sprinkle your ginger, thyme and sea salt
  4. Place in the oven, bake for ±20mins (depending on how thinly you cut your carrot circles).
  5. Once they are golden brown, take them out of the oven
  6. Sprinkle a little pimento de cayenne or chili flakes on top, if you’d like.

Woody, Herbaceous, Sweet

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