Carrot Recipes

Carrots can be eaten in a variety of ways. Only 3 percent of the ß-carotene in raw carrots is released during digestion: this can be improved to 39% by pulping, cooking and adding cooking oil. Alternatively they may be chopped and boiled, fried or steamed, and cooked in soups and stews, as well as baby and pet foods. A well-known dish is carrots julienne. Together with onion and celery, carrots are one of the primary vegetables used in a mirepoix to make various broths. The sweetness of carrots allows the vegetable to be used in some fruit-like roles. Grated carrots are used in carrot cakes, as well as carrot puddings, an English dish thought to have originated in the early 19th century. Carrots can also be used alone or with fruits in jam and preserves. Carrot juice is also widely marketed, especially as a health drink, either stand-alone or blended with fruits and other vegetables.


Baked Carrot Sticks

Looking for something healthier than fries or a good way to get the kids to eat their carrots ? Try these low-fat, crispy baked carrots with fresh tarragon.

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw is a variation of traditional coleslaw with shredded raw broccoli stalks substituted for cabbage. It may also contain mayonnaise, carrots, vinegar or lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. It is commonly served at potlucks or “covered dish” parties. It is also called broccoli cole slaw or broccoli slaw salad.

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Cabbage, Carrot, and Avocado Slaw

A fresh makeover of the classic coleslaw, combining cabbage, carrots and red onion with a creamy avocado & coriander dressing.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy cream cheese frosting sprinkled with chopped walnuts make the ultimate topping for this moist and classically flavoured carrot cake.

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Carrot Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Pecan Sauce

Carrots on the side of your pancakes – well, not really. The carrots are in the pancakes – think of these gems as flattened carrot cakes with a delightful drizzle of maple flavoured cream cheese dotted with pecans.

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Carrot, Coriander, and Sesame Salad

A side dish full of colour and flavour. Crunchy carrots, zingy coriander leaves, sesame seeds, and a tangy citrus dressing come together in this easy to make salad.

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Curried Carrot and Mussel Soup

Mussels make a superb soup that looks impressive for entertaining – Try this tasty Curried Carrot and Mussel soup as a winter warmer.

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Ginger Carrot Cake

A lovely moist carrot cake with the tang of fresh ginger and the crunch of walnut pieces. Topped with an extra creamy frosting.

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Glazed Orange Carrots

Glazed Orange Carrots

This tender side dish of diced carrots has a pleasant citrus flavour and a lovely orange glaze.

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Houria – Tunisian Spicy Cooked Carrot Salad

Cooked carrots, hard-boiled eggs, and olives are combined with olive oil and spices to make a delightfully spicy side dish.

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Moroccan Carrot and Orange Salad

This delicious Moroccan salad blends fresh oranges, grated carrots and orange flower water. Serve it as a starter, side dish or as a refreshing follow-up to a main course.

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Radish, Carrot, and Cucumber Salad

This is a delicious crunchy combination of fresh vegetables for a tart side salad at your next BBQ. The mint and red wine vinegar can be substituted with other fresh herbs or vinegars if you want a different flavour combination.

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Roast Carrots with Fresh Herbs

The bitterness of the herbs offsets the sweetness of the carrots in this recipe and combine to make a wonderful side-dish or addition to a roast meal.

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Spicy Carrot Chutney

Homemade chutney or relish adds vibrant flavour to meat, cheese, or sandwiches, and can help use up a glut of seasonal produce. Carrot chutney is a unique type of chutney where the sweet, salt and hot blends and gives a different taste.

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Sweet Roasted Carrots

Baby carrots are given a flavour boost during roasting with the addition of honey and thyme (or try a different herb or spice to suit your meal, such as rosemary).

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