Carrots are more than just a vehicle for hummus or salsa, they make great soups, sides, even dressings and fillings for tacos.
Here, a collection of our favorites to grill up, dice up, blend up, and enjoy.
This Spicy Carrot and Cilantro Salad recipe uses an underappreciated vegetable: the carrot. In this dish, they're the star. This carrot salad is exciting, fresh, and a snap to make. And it only tastes better as it sits, so mix it up in a cute disposable container and add it to the buffet table. Since it doesn't have mayo, no need to refrigerate!
Though this carrot cake makes a wonderful Easter dessert, it's great year-round. It's a warm spice cake mix mixed with pineapple, carrot, and walnuts and topped with a cream cheese frosting. The presentation is made even more beautiful by topping with toasted shredded coconut and filling the center of the cake with chocolate eggs!
Carrot tacos are a popular streetfood in Mexico. Stuffed with surprising ingredients like carrots and a garlic- and chile-infused tomatillo salsa, they're a vegetarian alternative to the meat-filled variety most Americans make on Taco Tuesdays and are perfect as both a snack and a meal.