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