Lighten up pasta night with a healthy dose of veggies. The trick to this dish is to thinly slice the carrots so they cook through quickly. Large carrots work best here. For faster prep, use a mandoline for slicing (This one, from OXO is nice).

Ann Taylor Pittman
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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)


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  • Preheat oven to 475°F.

  • Place carrots on a parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with cumin, coriander, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer (there will be overlap). Bake at 475°F 8 minutes. Stir carrots. Spread in an even layer; bake until slices curl and are crisp-tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and transfer to a bowl; add vinegar, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Add carrot slices; toss gently to combine. Divide pasta mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls.

  • Combine cilantro, chives, and dill; sprinkle over pasta. Top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; fat 21g; saturated fat 6g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 5g; sugars 6g; sodium 529mg.