Carrots on their own can seem boring, but there are so many ways to cook with them! If you’re having a hard time enjoying carrots or incorporating them into your plant-based diet, these recipes are for you. We’ve got 15 recipes that feature carrots so you’ll have a chance to see how many things you can do with them. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Coconut Carrot Soup With Shiitake and Spring Onion
This Coconut Carrot Soup With Shiitake and Spring Onion by Ida Hemmingsson-Holl goes fantastically well with the shiitake cilantro stir-fry. The recipe makes a rather mild soup, so for anyone preferring more spicy food I would recommend adding more ginger to the soup.
2. Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate
These Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate by Daniela Modesto is incredibly flavorful! With the warm colors and refreshing pomegranate seeds, this dish won’t just look good, but it tastes amazing, as well.
3. Carrot Cookies
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With cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves, these Carrot Cookies by Tara Binder are a tasty treat that you really don’t have to feel all that bad about. Yeah they’ve got sugar but they’ve also got the good stuff: Carrots, walnuts, flax and whole grain spelt flour. Not bad for a ‘treat.’
4. Banana Carrot Soup
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This Banana Carrot Soup by Deniz Kilic is not only a colorful dish, but the addition of bananas adds an extra creaminess and helps fill you up! Although this recipe may sound strange, it’s packed with nutritional benefits and is an easy recipe to whip up on busy days.
5. Carrot and Kale Quinoa Patties
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Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, these Carrot and Kale Quinoa Patties by Judy Moosmueller make a perfect companion for the nutritionally dense super grain, quinoa, which is rich in protein, fibre, moderate fat, and vitamins and minerals. It’s also considered a complete protein (meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids), making it a great choice for people trying to eat less meat. Plus, add in the fact that it’s delicious, and you have a great meal!
6. Candied Parsnip and Carrot Tatin
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This Candied Parsnip and Carrot Tatin from Back to the Cutting Board by Christina Pirello is a splendid sweet and savory side dish. Smothered in caramelized, sweet root vegetables and topped with an orange-scented glaze, it brings together the most delicious complementary flavors.
7. Roasted Carrot Hummus with Turmeric
This healthy, protein-rich Roasted Carrot Hummus with Turmeric by Natasha Minocha is sure to be a crowd pleaser. After you see how easy and delicious this recipe is, you’ll never go back to store-bought hummus! So here’s a dreamy light hummus, golden hued from the carrots and turmeric, flecked with green cilantro (coriander). Spoon it on to a plate or a bowl, make little swirls, pour over some olive oil. You can add some pomegranate arils, toasted sesame, pumpkin seeds, maybe some cooked chickpeas, paprika…really anything you fancy.
8. Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Fries
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These Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Fries by Michele Elizabeth are out of this world! Carrots are usually juicy enough that you don’t need to put oil on them for the spices to stick to them, (if they are dry-they are old ha) so sprinkle the spices over the carrots and give them a toss using your hands just to make sure they are coated in the spices! And that’s it, you bake them, make the dip real quick and you have a healthy, easy, nourishing snack!
9. Carrot and Coriander Dip
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This creamy Carrot and Coriander Dip by Annabelle Randles is a nice change from hummus and packs some good nutrition too. It’s made with butter beans, carrots, lemon, tahini, and plenty of seasoning. Use it as a breadstick and pita bread dip or as a sandwich filling.
10. Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwich
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A fun twist on traditional carrot cake! These Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches by Krisztina Berta take all the flavors of carrot cake (carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and orange) and load them into tasty carrot cake ice sandwiches. Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of grated sweet carrots sandwiching a generous filling of creamy pineapple-banana ice cream. These cookies make an excellent vehicle for sneaking more ice cream into your life. It’s creamy, sweet, tangy, rich, and makes a refreshing dessert.
11. 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! These Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce by Rachel Hanawalt are loaded with fresh carrots, herbs, and flax, these babies pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serve them over a bed of fresh microgreens and pair them with the simple, creamy tahini yogurt sauce.
12. Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes With Coconut Cream
These Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes With Coconut Cream by Adam Graczynski are a burst of fresh, citrusy goodness that is perfect for spring! The “cupcake” is made from sweet, sticky dates, orange, warm spices, coconut, and carrot and they’re topped with whipped coconut cream.
13. BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls
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The best comfort foods are simple and making this appetizer is super-easy and super hands-off, like these BBQ Pulled Carrot Rolls by Melanie Sorrentino. Shredded carrots are the perfect whole foods based replacement for pulled pork. Drenched in a tangy, sticky barbecue sauce, these pulled carrot rolls are a guaranteed hit.
14. Carrot Burger
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It’s amazing what you could make with ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Take this Carrot Burger by Weronika Banka for instance. Made with dry peas, onion, carrots, olive oil, sunflower seeds, buckwheat flour, and millet, this burger can be whipped up quickly and easily. Simply add some soy sauce, chili, cumin, and pepper to spice it up and enjoy this versatile patty however you’d like!
15. Ginger Carrot Daikon Kimchi
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Kimchi is a Korean side dish made by fermenting cabbage a variety of vegetables in spicy seasoning. You can find it at Korean restaurants, in grocery stores, or you can make your own! This Ginger Carrot Daikon Kimchi by Jessica Meyers Altman is made from shredded cabbage, daikon radish or beets, and shredded carrots. It’s crisp, spicy, and easy to make. Enjoy it on salads and burgers and anything you think could use a spicy kick.
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