Ingredient Feature

What’s up, doc? Carrots Galore!

April 1, 2015


Crazy for Carrots!

Photo credit: One Hundred Dollars a Month

Bugs Bunny was on to something- and your Doc will be happy to hear that you’re adding more carrots to your diet.  You’ve probably seen carrots popping up as a go-to ingredient in your friend’s daily juice, but we’ve got them trending and adding a pop of color all around Foodstand.

Carrots have been known to improve eyesight and reduce the risk of everything from leukemia to cardiovascular disease. Carrots are actually so nutritious that people originally grew them as a medicine, not a food.  They also used to all be purple!

Carrots are some of our favorite unique veggies. When you go to the farmers market, you’ll find 2-legged ones, curly ones, and other beauties. Don’t be afraid to buy them – these are special, not ugly. 

Pro / Lazy tip: You don’t need to peel them! You can just scrub with toothbrush and roast. 

Adapted from: Medical News Today and Heal with Food

Carrot Fritters

Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

A fun way to serve carrots as an appetizer, or even as a whole meal with a nice side salad. Crunchy, easy to make, and goes well with a variety of sauces. 

Ingredients: 2 cups shredded carrots (about 5 carrots);  1 cup chopped cilantro; 1/2 cup chickpea flour; 1/2 cup diced red onion; 2 eggs, lightly beaten; 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Method: Combine the shredded carrots, cilantro, chickpea flour, and onion in a large bowl. Add in eggs and stir + salt and pepper to taste.  Heat the coconut oil in a skillet, scoop mixture in 1/4 cup portions, and lightly flatten with a spatula.  Serve with yogurt-dill sauce or garlic aioli.

Adapted from Oh My Veggies

Curly Carrot “Noodles”

Photo Credit: The Roasted Root

Okay, so it’s not pasta.  But you can twirl it, and maybe even lady-and-the-tramp it.  You’ll probably need a spiralizer for this one to get those fancy carrot noodles (maybe we have some expert carrot curlers out there!), or you could just grate the carrots.

Ingredients: 5 large carrots; 2 tablespoons peanut butter; 4 tablespoons coconut milk; 2 tablespoons soy sauce; 2 cloves garlic; 1 tablespoon fresh ginger; 1 tablespoon lime juice

Method: Make carrot noodles using spiral slicer or peeler. Combine all other ingredients to make peanut sauce, and mix together until smooth and creamy.  Add chicken and green onions for extra flair if desired.

Adapted from: The Roasted Root

“Peter Cottontail” Cocktail

Photo Credit: Drinkwire

You can juice even at happy hour with this refreshing beverage. Bourbon and carrot juice compliment each other to make a fresh, silky, cocktail treat. 

Ingredients2 oz fresh carrot juice; 2 oz bourbon; 1 oz lemon juice; 1/4 oz Montenegro amaro; 1 egg white; a few dashes orange bitters; freshly ground toasted cumin

Method: Mix all ingredients, except for the orange bitters and cumin in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.  Double strain into a cocktail glass, add orange bitters and cumin on top!

Adapted from: Drinkwire

Carrots trending with Foodstanders

Roasted carrot soup with carrot top pesto. Great way to incorporate carrot tops into a meal. Recipe:

Homemade by Mokalocks


Sibu Carrot Inspiration with a little help from Greenblender)
Carrots, Pineapple, Orange, Mint, Cashews (Raw), Fresh ginger, Hemp seeds, Sibu Omega 7 Pure

Homemade by AJD


Colorfest #irresistable #vegan #delicious #spices #yum
Avocado, carrot, beets, kale, onion, parsnips, quinoa, purple potatoes

Homemade by SimplySeema


Carrot shishito And potato At #misfits
Carrot, potato, shishito

Posted by Rachna


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