Pomegranate Glazed Carrots and Leeks

November 30, 2012
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  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

Pomegranates are traditional to eat during Rosh Hashanah, as are carrots and leeks. For this year's holiday, I combined them and added some dates and honey to create this dish full of sweetness for the new year. —BlueKaleRoad

What You'll Need
  • 2 1/2 pounds carrots, ends trimmed and sliced in 1 inch diagonal slices
  • 1 1/2 pounds trimmed leeks, sliced in 1 inch diagonal slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 dates, pitted and sliced in slivers lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the carrot slices. Cook the carrots until they are soft, about 6-8 minutes. Drain and return them to the pot.
  2. While the carrots are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the leeks and salt and stir. Let the leeks cook until the bottom layer begins to brown, then stir and let them brown again. Sauté the leeks until they are golden brown and soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the pomegranate molasses and honey. Pour this over the warm carrots and stir to coat. Add the leeks and dates and gently mix.
  4. Spoon the carrots into a serving dish and scatter the pomegranate seeds and parsley over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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6 Reviews

gingerroot December 7, 2012
What a gorgeous salad, BlueKaleRoad!
BlueKaleRoad December 7, 2012
Thank you so much, gingerroot!
EmilyC December 4, 2012
This looks so delicious -- I love pomegranate molasses with carrots so I know I'd love your dish. Beautiful pic, too!
BlueKaleRoad December 6, 2012
Thank you, Emily! I'm such fan of pomegranate molasses - it jazzes up so many dishes.
boulangere November 30, 2012
Hannah, this looks wonderful.
BlueKaleRoad December 2, 2012
Thank you, boulangere! :)