Carrots are symbolic for Easter because bunnies eat them, and we all love bunnies for this holiday. Carrots are very healthy, they are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene. However, these delicious root vegetables are the source not only of beta-carotene, but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients. The areas of antioxidant benefits, cardiovascular benefits, and anti-cancer benefits are the best-researched areas of health research with respect to dietary intake of carrots. That’s why I think that a carrot dish or maybe several ones are a must for this Easter! Let’s consider some awesome recipes.
These great Honey Braised Carrots are coming at you just in time for Easter! They’re full of flavor and super versatile, as you can add different flavors that you like. Full of flavor and so easy to make. They’ll be sure to be a crowdpleaser!
An easy roasted carrots recipe that works for busy weeknights or holiday dinners. And it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and vegan. This dish is so simple it hardly needs a recipe. Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables, and it works particularly well with carrots. Roasting them brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots. With just a few ingredients you have a quick, healthy side dish.
Roasted carrots with Feta are simple, but so good! You can pair them up with any protein for a great Easter meal. The most important part is to cut them all to roughly the same size. This will ensure that some pieces don’t end up burned while others are still hard.
With only six ingredients and five minutes of prep time, you can have these slow cooker honey glazed carrots as a super easy and healthy gluten-free side dish! Serve these honey glazed carrots with additional brown sugar, honey or a sprinkle of your favorite herb!
Carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese-maple syrup are a perfect and healthy breakfast yet they taste like dessert. Packed with carrots, oats and yogurt they will satisfy even picky eaters. Serve them for Easter breakfast or any special weekend treat.
Do you ever feel like you fall into a rut when serving carrots as a side dish? These delicious carrots are pan and oven roasted with nothing more than a bit of olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper. The key is starting with some wonderful rainbow or heirloom carrots. These maple carrots are both rustic and elegant, and they are a perfect side dish for any Easter meal.
Carrots are the easiest side dish that you can prepare for dinner. And with Easter right around the corner, it seems quite fitting to share this recipe with you. The tastiest way to make carrots is roasting them. Use carrots that still have the tops still on. It just makes everything look prettier on a plate. When ready to serve, you can also sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley on top.
Light, fresh recipes are what we love in the springtime and this instant pot baby carrots with mint recipe is no exception. The added benefit is it has almost no prep required, only a few ingredients and cooks in a flash leaving perfect consistency carrots.
Tunisian carrot salad is spiced in a middle-eastern way that is wonderfully flavorful, combining cumin, chili, paprika and garlic. It is a very basic mixture, but what gives the whole dish its unique flavor is the vinegar. It gives a light acidity to the otherwise sweet flavor of the carrots. However the vinegar also gives off a salty and almost sweet flavor that makes the salad very light and pleasant in taste.