Do you all look for tasty ways to eat more veggies? Especially during the holidays when so many indulgent dishes are being served. These carrot recipes are easy enough to whip up for a quick weeknight meal, yet still plenty impressive to serve at dinner. They’re packed full of vitamins and nutrients! Luckily: they’re also delicious. And there are so many more ways to eat them than raw carrots sticks!
What’s fried rice without carrots? They give the required brightly colored cubes in this vegetable fried rice recipe. It’s a fast and easy dinner recipe to use up any vegetables you have on hand in your refrigerator and freezer! With fresh ginger and garlic and the requisite scrambled egg, it’s flavorful and satisfying.
What’s a pot pie recipe without carrots? This cozy pot pie will literally wow your guests! The interior is full of vegetables: carrots, potatoes, and peas mixed with a gooey vegetarian gravy flavored with pesto and Parmesan. It’s topped with a flaky, golden pastry crust: truly a stunner.
Last up in our best carrot recipes: shredded or shaved carrots are perfect as a garnish for sandwiches! This one is a quick recipe featuring Mediterranean flavors. For the filling: garlic herb white bean dip, sliced red onion, shredded carrots, and feta cheese. It’s fast to put together and full of flavor. See also: Vegetarian Banh Mi and Vegan Banh Mi Sandwich.
Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
Grilling concentrates the sweet flavor of fresh baby carrots. (Bagged “baby” carrots will never taste the same.) Bryce Gilmore marinates them, then tosses them with a wonderful and unusual dressing he makes by cooking butter until brown, then pureeing it with Marcona almonds and sherry vinegar.
Honeyed Carrots with Currants and Saffron
A casserole of meat, vegetables, and fruit, tzimmes is often flavored with honey and cinnamon and cooked very slowly. Here, sliced carrots are quickly simmered with fresh orange juice, honey, ginger, and a pinch of saffron, then simmered with dried currants before serving.
Here’s a carrot recipe that capitalizes on the sweet flavor and vibrant color of this healthy veggie perfectly! The velvety orange puree is flavored with fresh ginger, curry paste, and coconut milk. Thai curry paste has beautifully fresh flavors: garlic, lemongrass, and ginger. Grab a jar from the store and it keeps for months in the refrigerator.
That’s all the best recommendations dishes for cooking carrots in another way. These bright orange, healthy veggies are good for so much more than just your eyesight. Sweet root veggies are perfect in just about everything from soup to raw salads to roasted side dishes.