Colorful Carrot Recipes

It may not be the most glamorous vegetable in the produce aisle, but the carrot is certainly a reliable (and delicious!) workhorse in the kitchen. Whether you're snacking on them fresh, roasting as a side, shredding into cake or shaving onto a salad, carrots are one of our favorite veggies.

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Carrot, Date and Feta Salad

Packed with antioxidants, carrots add crunch and natural sweetness to this dish. Low in calories and fat, this salad gets better as it sits and it doubles as a crunchy, fresh topper for a turkey sandwich.

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Roasted Carrots

Carrots, olive oil, dill, salt and pepper: that's all you need to make Ina's fan-favorite Roasted Carrots.

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Honey Glazed Carrots

These honey-glazed baby carrots are ready to serve in just 15 minutes — the perfect side dish for your springtime feast.

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Carrot Cake

Top this dense carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting — a classic crowd-pleaser!

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Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Multi-colored carrots are so tasty that they only need olive oil, salt and chives to become a staple side dish.

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Carrot-Mustard Slaw

Try a new twist on slaw: Use shredded carrots instead of cabbage. This easy-to-make salad pairs well with meat or fish. Save the leftovers to use as a topping for a roast pork or chicken sandwich.

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Beet-Carrot-Apple Juice

This ruby red juice is a good source of both vitamins C and K. It also contains Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body-good for skin and night vision. Be sure to drink your juice as soon as possible after it's made for the most nutritious bang. Adding chia seeds helps replace the fiber that is lost in the juicing process.

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Moroccan Carrot Salad

To make her tasty side dish, Molly boils her carrots, then coats them with a mixture of olive oil, harissa, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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Carrot-Ginger Soup with Roasted Vegetables

We like to add a can of beans to vegetable purees: it adds some fiber and makes the soup extra filling.

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Healthy Carrot Muffins

Suitable for breakfast or dessert, these carrot muffins are a treat you can feel good about. Though they taste just like carrot cake, this wholesome recipe calls for healthier modifications, like whole wheat flour and wheat germ, and foregoes sugary frosting on top.

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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Just like the chickpea version, Valerie uses tahini, lemon and garlic to make her wholesome dip. Before pureeing the carrots, she roasts them to capture a sweet, caramelized flavor.

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Orange-Glazed Carrots

Rich in vitamins C and A, this nutritional powerhouse doesn't taste like a diet dish. The carrots absorb and become glazed with the buttery juice and dill adds a surprising fresh note at the end.

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Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Ina's nostalgic cake with classic cream cheese frosting is basically the best kind of fruitcake.

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Carrot Noodles with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Use a vegetable peeler to turn springy carrots into a fun "noodle" side dish. We sprinkle salt over the cucumbers to draw as much water out of them as possible, avoiding the dreaded soggy salad syndrome.

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Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

These are knife-and-fork carrots, perfect for your next gathering. Steaming them whole retains their carroty essence, and tossing them (still warm) with a lemon-dill vinaigrette allows them to absorb lots of flavor.

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Carrot Fries with Ketchupy Ranch

Ree turns roasted carrots into a wonderful snacky side dish that couldn't be easier. And for dipping? A quick sauce made of store-bought ketchup and ranch dressing.

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Healthy Overnight Carrot Cake Oats

Toss together these carrot cake-inspired oats at night and wake up to a sweet, healthy fiber- and protein-packed spring breakfast.

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Angel Hair with Walnut-Carrot Sauce

In-season carrots pair with walnuts, cheese and herbs for a pesto-like sauce that tosses beautifully with thin spaghetti.

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Carrot Cake French Toast

Ree takes all the components of carrot cake and turns them into a delicious, decadent breakfast. She makes this dish the night before, then chills it in the fridge overnight so the bread can soak up the custard.

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Carrot-Thyme Soup with Cream

Ree loves this soup because it’s so easy to freeze. Honey and heavy cream make her soup extra-rich and luxurious.

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