Carrot Recipes

A sure sign of spring, carrots can be used in a variety of recipes from soups and side dishes to desserts.

Cooking with Carrots

Photo: Johnny Autry

Cooking with Carrots

Fresh-picked carrots are sublime and come in stunning, sunset colors. Already sweet and very aromatic, they reach new heights when roasted or caramelized and add a fresh touch when used in cakes and breads.

First up is Moroccan-Spiced Baby Carrots. Warm spices like cumin and cinnamon play deliciously off the sweetness of the carrots.

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Newfangled Peas and Carrots

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Newfangled Peas and Carrots

The peas here come in the form of tendrils–wispy, tender sprouts of the pea plant. Substitute watercress if tendrils aren't available.

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Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake

Elevate an old-fashioned favorite by mixing in the pride that comes with a homegrown harvest or fresh market find. Warm spices and brown sugar add rich, caramelized flavors to this carrot cake. If you can't find fromage blanc, use more cream cheese.

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Carrot Soup with Yogurt

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Carrot Soup with Yogurt

Sweet carrots and spicy ginger complement each other well in this simple soup. Make the most of the depth of flavors by using only the freshest ingredients. Use an immersion blender for ease and convenience and a simple vegetable peeler to make slender vertical slices of carrot as a garnish.

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Butter-Roasted Carrots

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Butter-Roasted Carrots

They'll be no leftovers when you serve your family these delicious carrots. This easy side dish is quick to prepare for those busy weeknights.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Stuffed with toasted walnuts, shredded carrots, and all the spices found in carrot cake, these light buttermilk pancakes are a guilt-free breakfast pleasure. Top with some homemade honey butter or light pancake syrup.

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Crab Toast with Carrot and Scallion

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Crab Toast with Carrot and Scallion

Perfect as an appetizer and ready in just 25 minutes, this crab mixture is also delicious in cucumber boats—tastes like sushi.

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Carrot Salad with a Hit of Heat

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Carrot Salad with a Hit of Heat

Some like cooked carrots, while others prefer them grated to make a crunchy salad. You can do either with this recipe--just toss steamed carrot coins with the dressing. The sweetness of the carrots is balanced by the fresh bite of the sambal oelek and chopped herbs.

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Basic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

Basic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

This classic beef stew recipe has all you expect in beef stew: tender chunks of beef, carrot and potato. Yet the cremini mushrooms are a wonderful surprise.

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Shaved Carrot and Zucchini Salad

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Shaved Carrot and Zucchini Salad

Use a mandoline or Y-shaped vegetable peeler to make veggie shavings. This salad comes together in a flash.

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