Great all-rounders, carrots are incredibly versatile and ideal to create tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes.
We owe the modern orange carrots to our Dutch neighbours but did you know that from purple to cream carrots grow in different shades? You can still find beautifully coloured heritage crops in farmer markets today.
You can easily grow carrots at home in a small bed. This is a great opportunity to try different varieties and had colour to your dishes.
How to cook carrots
You can cook carrots in a number of ways such as grilling, roasting, blanching, steaming, stir-frying or sauteing them. They are also really tasty raw grated in salads and add a natural sweet note to smoothies and juices.
You do not necessarily need to peel carrots before cooking them. Just give them a good scrubbing beforehand instead and use organic carrots whenever possible.
Shredded carrots also add texture and sweetness to baked goods such as carrot cakes, muffins etc..
What pairs well with carrots?
Carrots are so versatile they go well with a variety of other ingredients such as nuts, cheese, curry powder, coconut, garlic, ginger, lemon, lime, coriander, parsley, honey, root vegetables, raisins, orange etc…
Here are some tasty carrot recipes to inspire you: Cabbage & Carrot Fritters, Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Salad, my vegan Carrot Top Pesto, Moroccan Chickpea Salad with Carrots, Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna, Carrot & Coriander Dip or try my creamy Carrot & Cashew Soup.
UK Season: All year-round.
Nutritional Content: High in vitamin A. Also contain vitamins K, C and B6, B1 and B2, calcium and potassium.
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