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harissa roasted carrots on a white plate next to carrots in a blue and white enamel baking tray

Harissa Roasted Carrots with Farro

The Home Cook's Kitchen
These harissa roasted carrots with farro are the perfect winter side. Made with North African spices, these are slightly spicy, slightly sweet and a whole lotta good!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, North African
Servings 4 people
Calories 152 kcal



  • 10 baby carrots 1 bunch with tops removed and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp harissa spice


  • 1/2 cup farro rinsed (see notes)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Yoghurt dressing

  • 2 tbsp greek yogurt unflavored
  • 1 tbsp mint roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp pistachios roughly chopped for garnish
  • 2 tsp pomegranate seeds garnish



  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  • Place harissa, lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix together well.
  • Place carrots in a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Coat with harissa spice mix, and use hands to mix together so every part of the carrot is covered.
  • Place in oven and roast 30-40 minutes, or until carrots are still slightly crunchy.


  • Meanwhile, place rinsed farro in a small saucepan with 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.
  • Taste test occasionally - farro is ready when it is still chewy but soft.

Assemble dish

  • Place farro in the bottom of a pretty baking tray or flat plate.
  • Layer carrots.
  • Top with mint lemon yoghurt.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds.


Farro should be easy to find in most supermarkets. if you can't find it, barley or quinoa make a great substitute


Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSodium: 90mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3490IUVitamin C: 3.5mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword Baby Carrots, Harissa Carrots, Roasted Carrots, Side Dish
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