Creativity with Carrots:13 Creative Recipes

13 Creative Carrot Recipes

We are on week 16 of our winter CSA and the carrots just keep coming! We have received them in our box for weeks now and hopefully they will continue. I must say, I can’t get enough of Eckerton’s carrots. There is just something about them!

While we like to eat them straight up (my kids love to pull a Bug’s Bunny and keep the greens on) and include them in many of our stews, soups, and roasts, I am always on the lookout for new recipes that incorporate these beautiful orange, beta carotene filled veggies in an interesting way. We are ready to try some new things!

Here are some creative ideas for these beautiful (kind of) triangle shaped delicacies. Did I mention that they are orange? 😉

  • Juice – I don’t have a juicer, but I hear it is all the rave and I am pretty sure I would love fresh juice. Maybe that will be on a list of wonderful things that I would love for Mother’s Day! Here is a recipe that looks delicious for Apple, Beet, and Carrot juice and one for a Carrot Smoothie (which is right up our alley)!
  • Roasted Carrot Hummus – I am in LOVE with hummus and this recipe sounds wonderful! Paired with fresh veggies or some delicious crackers, it would be quite the treat. 
  • Pickled Carrots – I will need to try canning some of these this summer!
  • Carrot Croquettes – These will definitely be on the menu plan sometime soon, maybe for an Easter-time dinner! They would be perfect for a meatless Friday. :-) 
  • Carrot Cake – While I know that this isn’t necessarily original, I don’t always think about carrot cake when I get carrots. I am thinking some carrot cake muffins may be in our future! There are TONS of recipes out there, so use one or create your own. :-) Here is a creative take on it with Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

Photo credit: Photo taken by Taylor Hawthorne

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. doing Parmesan crusted baby carrots tonight. My kids like hen i saute them with brown sugar and chili pepper, still crisp but slightly cooked.
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  2. MMMM Carrot cake doughnuts!!!!
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  3. We love carrots too. I also want a juicer.
    Heather M recently posted…Thrifty Thursday: Old Calendars, Cheap FramesMy Profile

  4. Carrot cake oatmeal????? This is why I read blogs.
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  5. The carot hummus sounds interesting, great tips!
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  6. These recipes sound absolutely amazing. Who knew how much you could make with carrots?
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