Monday, March 19, 2012

Coombs Farms Maple Syrup Roasted Carrots & Asparagus

I'm all about eating veggies.  And if it takes putting a little maple syrup on them to get your family to love them....then I'm all about that too. Whatever works is how I look at it.

Organic good quality maple syrup is the key.   Coombs Family Farms has been producing 100% pure organic maple syrup for seven generations. Naturally gluten free and made without any artificial flavors, preservatives or thickeners; their syrup is amber in color and ripe with flavor.

A few weeks back my Virtual Potluck group was asked to use Coombs Family Farms maple products in a recipe (be sure to check out all of those recipes here).  When most people think maple syrup they automatically think breakfast...more specifically pancakes.  Not me I actually eat my pancakes dry...I know I'm odd.

When I hear the word maple syrup my mind automatically thinks carrots.  So I decided what's good for carrots is good for asparagus...right?

Maple Syrup Roasted Carrots & Asparagus
1 pound carrots, peeled, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
1 pound asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup organic maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix carrots and asparagus with olive oil, salt and maple syrup until thoroughly coated.
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until vegetables are caramelized and tender.


  1. Looks like we both got on the roasted veggie train :) This looks great - can't wait to get the first asparagus of spring.

  2. Love roasted veggies! Excellent choice! :)

  3. Well, now that the secrets out -- everyone will be eating roasted veg with maple syrup.

  4. Asparagus is my favorite, it grows wild near our house and I will have to give this a try. Delicious!

  5. There is a Maple Syrup farm in my family (Bissell Farms in Ohio) and I just got a box of goodies, I will definitely be making these veggies!

  6. I love roasted veggies and always make great big batches. The Maple syrup must make them really good.

  7. This makes me think of Mary Poppins singing, "A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way!" Although, I happen to love veggies, especially roasted. How does the maple syrup work with caramelizing? Does the extra sugar make them more susceptible to burning?

  8. Those vegetables can grace my table any day of the week. I adore roasted vegetables and a hit of some real maple syrup just makes them celebratory!