If you just harvest some kilos of carrots on your farm, you may use them to delicious food for late summer. Carrots do in fact contain a wealth of beta-carotene, which your body processes as vitamin A. They’re also an excellent source of biotin, potassium, and vitamin K, so these bright, sweet vegetables are as healthy as they are. Here are some healthy carrots treats for the whole week!
Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing
These tasty drop cookies are as nutritious as they are delicious, with fresh orange icing and grated carrots providing ample vitamins. They’re a snap to make and taste just like spring at any time of year. Add fresh orange juice to the icing for the best results.
Moroccan Orange and Carrot Salad
If you’re leery of mixing carrots and oranges together, let this classic Moroccan salad change your mind. Chopped navel oranges, grated carrots, and lemon juice all blend together for an aromatic, sweet, and tart salad that’s a great start to a special meal. It’s also a great light and bright dessert. The oranges will release their own juices as they macerate, but feel free to add additional orange juice for more flavor.
Give your usual dip a fun and colorful twist. Carrot hummus combines chickpeas and tahini with roasted carrots and garlic for a creamy dip. The beans are simmered for a few minutes with baking soda to tenderize them. It’s a beautiful orange color and tastes great served with toasted, salted pita triangles.
Fluffy Carrot Souffle
Your guests will be wowed by a high, light, fluffy carrot soufflé that truly showcases this sweet and earthy vegetable. A non-traditional soufflé, this one doesn’t require you to separate the eggs and gets its height from baking powder instead. Serve it alongside a roast or other protein for an impressive, delicious dinner.
Vegan Curried Carrot Bisque
This carrot bisque’s rich, deep flavor comes from roasting the carrots first. The extra step creates a complex taste without any dairy and minimal additional spices. Use any variety of carrots you like best; heirloom varieties would be a fun addition. The coconut cream gives the soup a luscious, spoon-coating texture.
Carrot and Zucchini Muffins
These moist, slightly sweet carrot and zucchini muffins are chock full of healthy veggies and taste great with butter or cream cheese for breakfast or a light tea snack. The cinnamon sugar streusel imparts a “special occasion” flavor at any time. Fans of carrot cake will love this nutritious spin.
Carrots are delicious in savory dishes, but they’re also fantastic for dessert! Tap into your inner bunny this Easter and make a beautiful spread of incredible, extra-carrot-y sweets. From classic carrot cake to healthy, date-sweetened muffins, here are seven excellent desserts featuring carrots.