Create diverse, yet easy, sides with these four carrot recipes.

By Hayley Sugg
April 17, 2017
Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Steaming and sautéing the carrots in the same pan is the time-saving trick to making them tender and beautifully glazed.

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Sweet-and-Sour Carrots

Just the thing to pair with any Asian-inspired dinner, these tangy veggies get a dose of flavor from sweet chili sauce and sesame oil. Serve alongside Easy Sesame-Hoisin Salmon or Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein.

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Balsamic Onion and Thyme Carrots

A dash of baking soda helps the onions properly caramelize, while good quality balsamic adds a great tangy sweetness to the carrots. Pair with Sweet BBQ Drumsticks or Pretty "Parslied" Pasta.

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Tarragon Carrots with Green Beans

Pack in a double dose of veggies with this easy side. The simple preparation and ingredients list allows the carrots and green beans to shine alongside the fresh tarragon flavor. Dish it out alongside Cod with Herbed Pea Relish or Pesto Chicken.

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Parmesan Carrots with Lemon-Parsley Dressing

Salty Parmesan accents the naturally sweet carrots before being tossed in an herby citrus dressing. A sprinkle of toasted pine nuts adds extra texture and a hint of decadence. Serve with Sweet Potato-and-Mushroom Risotto or Chicken Piccata with Crispy Garlic.