Flavorful Basil Pesto transforms a simple carrot side dish into an extraordinary appetizer along with premium balsamic vinegar and tasty pistachios. Vegetables so irresistible, they just might steal the show!


Makes 4 servings 1x 2x 4x
  • 2 bunches carrots (roughly 10-12) peeled and tops removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Artisan Ingredients® Basil Pesto
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted, unsalted and shelled pistachios


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, honey and balsamic vinegar and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the peeled carrots in a 9x13 baking dish and pour the balsamic vinegar mixture all over the carrots and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer to the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes. Flip the carrots and roast for an additional 15-20 minutes until the carrots are tender and caramelized.
  5. Transfer the carrots to a serving platter and spoon a generous serving of Artisan Ingredients® Basil Pesto over top and sprinkle with the chopped pistachios before serving.
  6. Enjoy!