By Isadora Baum
Yes, roasted carrots are amazing. But there are so many other ways to cook carrots that are just as delicious: Use them in soups or smoothies, bake them into cakes, bar or cookies, or spiralize them for a fresh take on salad. Here are 7 carrot recipes to get you started.
This delicious shaved heirloom carrot salad skips the lettuce and we promise you won’t miss it. It has a wonderful Thai flavor from the peanut butter dressing and a bit of natural sweetness from honey or maple syrup. Add extra peanuts on top for extra crunch.
These soft and moist carrot cake bars are loaded with spices, including ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and topped with cashew-cream frosting and shredded coconut. The results are so OMG-good, you might not believe they’re vegan and paleo, too.
This carrot cake smoothie is almost as delicious as a real slice of carrot cake — and it’s got plenty of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Feel free to improvise and add in other ingredients, like flax, hemp seeds, or protein powder.
The beauty of a stir-fry is that you can really throw in whatever veggies or proteins you like. This keto version calls for carrots, peppers, broccoli, and snap peas but feel free to use anything you have on hand.
This silky, smooth carrot and ginger soup has a super velvety texture and no dairy. It’s done in 35 minutes, too!
Carrots and celeriac make for a great Whole30 approved and paleo salad base. Add on some toppings and protein boosters, like shrimp, canned fish, chicken, and more.
This cauliflower fried rice is low in carbs, high in protein. Carrots and peas are traditional, but why not mix it up? And if you’re hoping to keep sodium in check, use low sodium soy sauce.