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15 Diverse Carrot Recipes for #NationalRootVegetableMonth

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Carrots are so versatile in savory cooking! You can use them for their color, flavor, meatiness, and texture! We found a diverse array of vegan carrot recipes for you from the Food Monster App to celebrate #NationalRootVegetableMonth.

From dal, to pasta, and even BBQ sandwiches — this vegetable takes the cake when it comes to flexibility. Let’s get to it, here are 15 ways you can squeeze carrots onto your dinner menu this week!

1. Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

This cozy and creamy soup is filled with roasted vegetables and curry flavor. It also hides some red lentils for added protein and fiber. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds or chickpeas for a nutritious crunch! This Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is the perfect healthy way to warm up on a cold day!

2. Smoked Carrot Mac and Cheese Leek and Smoked Carrot Mac and Cheese

This Mac and Cheese has all the flavors you want. It’s got that cheesy, salty, ferment-y taste of a classic mac and cheese sauce without the dairy! It’s paired with sautéed leeks, smoked carrot, and a sprinkle of cashew Parmesan, then baked until the top is crisp and the inside is warm and bubbly. Yum!

3. Spiced Carrots With Pistachios 

These Roasted Carrots with Pistachios are a delicious meal and they are incredibly healthy for you. The spice blend provides a depth of flavor that compliments the sweetness from the roasted onions and carrots. But it’s The crunch and salt from the pistachios that tie this dish together and makes it truly special.

4. Spinach, Leek, and Carrot Quiche

This rustic vegetable pie is very tasty despite only requiring a few simple ingredients. The lattice arrangement of the sautéed leeks over the bright and beautiful gingery carrots will wow whoever has the honor of sharing this Spinach, Leek, and Carrot Quiche with you. It is an excellent healthy option to enjoy at any time during the day!

5. Roasted Carrots With Fresh Figs

Carrots caramelize with the figs with a delectable just-sweet-enough glaze, all roasted in one pan. Here is a colorful, balanced dish that excites the palate rather than weighs it down. The perfect combination of roasted veggies and fruits with nuts, herbs, and a zippy glaze. These Roasted Carrots With Fresh Figs, Pomegranate Glaze, and Pistachios give carrots a whole new level of flavor.

6. Slow Cooker Rosemary Carrot Parsnip Mash

Parsnips and carrots make a great crockpot alternative for those who eat vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, or paleo. The nutty flavor of the root vegetables mixed with the creamy almond milk and coconut cream creates a satisfying dish to add to any menu. This Carrot Parsnip Mash is an easy-to-make, comfort-food style dish that is perfect for any family party.

7. Roasted Spiced CarrotsRoasted Spiced Carrots 1

Who said carrots were boring?! These Roasted Spiced Carrots will delight your palate in several ways! They’re tender, bursting with spices, and topped with a deliciously creamy tahini sauce. Served on a bed of alfalfa sprouts and wild rice and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds and pine nuts, this dish will wow your guests!

8. Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs

We understand that some might have doubts about this, but trust us — these Carrot Dogs actually taste like the real thing. The flavor of the carrots has just the right mixture of sweet and tanginess to it. The added flavor bonus of shredded red cabbage and spicy arugula makes it even better and a little bit more special. Drizzle it with ketchup and mustard and dig in.

9. Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

If you think the words “fritter” and “good-for-you” can’t go together, this recipe aims to challenge that notion! Loaded with fresh carrots, herbs, and flax, these babies pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serve these Carrot Fritters over a bed of fresh microgreens and pair them with the simple, creamy tahini yogurt sauce.

10. Pulled Carrot SlidersPeach Barbecue Pulled Carrot Sliders

Can’t find jackfruit in your area? Luckily, carrots make a fantastic substitute and in this sandwich, they really shine. Carrots are shredded and then roasted to soften them up, tossed in a spicy and sweet barbecue sauce, then stacked with crisp slaw between two buns. These Pulled Carrot Sliders are sweet, savory, effortless, has multiple textures, and is just an all-around game changer!

11. Penne with Carrot SaucePenne in Carrot Sauce

This rich carrot sauce envelops the penne pasta with a warm hearty flavor that is sure to knock-your-socks-off.  It acts as a sort of cream or cheese sauce but is uniquely light and refreshing at the same time.  This Penne with Carrot Sauce is the perfect, easy weeknight meal.

12. Raw Spicy Thai Carrot Soup with Zoodles

Even though this Soup is raw, it’s packed with heat. Carrot is grated then blended with spices until smooth and finished with a generous amount of cayenne pepper and zucchini noodles. This recipe is versatile, so if you prefer warm soups, you can heat it just before serving.

13. Easy Peri Peri Oven-Baked Carrot Fries 

What makes this peri peri sauce and Oven-Baked Carrot Fries so healthy and nourishing for the soul and body? Carrots and birds eye chili peppers have a slew of benefits like skin and eye health, digestion, muscle recovery, and more.

14. Potato and Carrot Cheese Potato and Carrot Cheese

The sky is the limit when it comes to the ingredients you can make dairy-free cheese with. Cashews, almonds, seeds, and even potatoes — yes, potatoes. This Creamy Cheese is made from a base of potatoes and carrots. It’s completely nut-free and easy to make, so if you’re allergic to nuts, this is the cheese of your dreams! Use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps or serve it with crackers,

15. Spicy Carrot Broccoli Dal 

This Carrot Dal is so hearty, fragrant, and warm thanks to the wonderful spices such as turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds, and coriander. Enjoy a bowl over some brown rice or greens on a chilly rainy day or whenever you are in need of some extra comfort. The carrots and coconut milk add sweetness and creaminess to the dal so you don’t have to worry about the spice level being out of control.

Check out these 15 Decadent and Amazing Vegan Carrot Cakes by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Roasted Spiced Carrots

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