International Carrot Day is coming up on April 4th! What better way to celebrate than make a bunch of delicious, carrot-centric vegan recipes. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, breakfast or dinner, cooked or raw, we got you! Carrots are a pretty basic recipe, but this International Carrot Day is the perfect time to get creative with them. There are so many fantastic vegan recipes that use carrots. If you carrot all, keep reading. These International Carrot Day recipes will dazzle you! Not only do they taste great, but they are also super fun to make. Give them a try!
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1. 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.
2. Cauliflower Salad with Chermoula and Carrots
Chermoula is a traditional Moroccan marinade made with hefty amounts of cilantro, lemon, and garlic that pack a big flavor punch. While this dressing is usually used as a marinade for meat and fish, this recipes makes a perfect flavor base for a zippy cauliflower salad in an effort to spice up a vegetable that can be bland. Roasting was the best choice to add deep flavor to the cauliflower and balance the bright chermoula. You have to try America’s Test Kitchen‘s Cauliflower Salad with Chermoula and Carrots!
3. Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
This Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Cream Cheese Frosting would make a wonderful dessert for Easter. Or for after Passover. Or for a wedding. Or for any day. Enjoy this Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting by Rhea Parsons!
4. Carrot Cake Pancakes
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These Carrot Cake Pancakes by Kristen Genton are so easy to make and a very impressive breakfast to wake up to or make for someone else to wake up to. They’re loaded with all the goodies such as raisins, walnuts, and coconut, yet still retain the same carrot cake goodness that we all love.
5. Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon
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Are you ready for this Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon by Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss? Thinly sliced carrot strips are marinated in a blend of oil, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, then baked until wavy and slightly crisp. Eat this on tofu scramble, in a sandwich, or as a snack. There are endless ways to use carrot bacon. Deliciously smoky and so easy to make, this carrot bacon is out of this world.
6. Carrot Pineapple Oatmeal
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Pineapple surprisingly pairs well with so many different foods and flavors, which is precisely the case with this Carrot Pineapple Oatmeal by Lauren Smith. Try this delicious combination for your next breakfast to see just how versatile pineapple is!
7. Carrot Coconut Salad
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8. Carrot Lox
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9. Carrot Cake Protein Cookies
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Vicky Coates‘ Carrot Cake Protein Cookies; all the delicious spicy flavors of a carrot cake, but in the convenient, portable size of a cookie! Make into a cookie sandwich and you’ve got one delicious healthy Autumn Snack! They are gluten free, vegan and high in protein!
10. Farro With Spice-Roasted Carrots and Dill-Garlic Tahini Sauce
Dill is such an underrated herb – but it can’t help but turn heads when it’s added to a lemony, garlicky tahini sauce. It tastes incredible over the whole roasted carrots, which are perfectly spiced with cumin and chili powder and roasted until tender and golden. The farro, with its lovely chewy texture, helps make this a meal that’s enjoyable in so many ways. You have to try Eat More Plants, Molly Krebs‘ Farro With Spice-Roasted Carrots and Dill-Garlic Tahini Sauce!
11. Carrot Cake Smoothie
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12. Carrot Ginger Dressing
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13. Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots
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Look at those colors! Roasted carrots are the perfect side dish to share with family and friends this Thanksgiving. Traditional Thanksgiving food may be packed full of flavor, but lacking in color. Tofurkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, everything is just so … beige (well with the exception of cranberry sauce if thats what you are into). Every Thanksgiving dish needs a pop color. Try sprucing up your plate with roasted brussels sprouts, candied yams, and these Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots by Angelina Papanikolaou! The carrots are coated in a spice mixture consisting of garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and maple syrup. Then roasted until tender and oh so perfect. Rainbow carrots give this such a wonderful fall vibe, but if you can’t find them you can use all orange ones instead. A colorful sweet and spicy side – Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots require only 5 minutes of prep and will be on the table in less than 1 hour.
14. Roasted Carrot and Tofu Burgers
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Lydia Filgueras‘ Roasted Carrot and Tofu Burgers with sliced tomatoes and avocado might be your answer for a better veggie burger. They’re so colorful with chopped parsley and toasted sesame seeds contributing to the orange of the main ingredient. Many people are open to trying a veggie burger and are disappointed when they try them. Either the patty tries too hard to mimic meat or it’s just a flavorless blob on a bun. That’s not the case with these guys! Say goodbye to boring veggie burgers!
15. Fruit-Sweetened Carrot Cake Loaf
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This Fruit-Sweetened Carrot Cake Loaf by Caroline Doucet is incredibly moist and naturally sweetened with dates and applesauce. The best part is that it’s healthy enough for breakfast or a snack, yet sweet enough for dessert. For a real treat, you could serve it as a cake with cream cheese frosting or maybe some coconut whipped cream or nice cream. Whichever way you decide to go, it will be delicious. This carrot cake loaf is insanely moist thanks to all the fruits and a touch of oil. It’s amazing with sunflower seed butter for a little boost of protein and extra flavor.
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