Inexpensive and Tasty Recipes with Carrots
Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Carrots are in season and at their lowest price right now! Many families think of carrots as something healthy and easy to throw into a lunch as a snack. That’s a great idea, but it can get a bit boring after a while. What will you do to use up the carrots that you got on sale? Try some of these recipes that are different enough to keep your family from getting tired of carrots.
Recipes Using Carrots
Carrot Ribbon Salad
Better Homes and Gardens has a lovely variation on the typical garden salad. Instead of using baby carrots, or cutting up a large carrot into chunks, make it into a ribbon instead! Use a vegetable peeler and peel the carrot lengthwise into strips. Visually, it looks more like a pasta than a vegetable when presented this way. Add some fresh peas, sliced green onion, honey, and some seasoning. The recipe makes 12 servings and takes 20 minutes to prepare.
Roasted Root Vegetables
Food.com has an awesome recipe that uses several of the vegetables that are in season in March. Use them all up in one simple, tasty, dish. The recipe calls for a total of 2 pounds of root vegetables, cut into 1 inch pieces. Throw in some carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, potatoes, and beets. You also will need a medium onion, some olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, and rosemary. The recipe is designed to feed 5 people.
Cabbage Carrot Casserole
In the past few months, I have become a big fan of cabbage! This recipe comes from AllRecipes.com and it says that you don’t actually have to like cabbage at all in order to enjoy this casserole. (By the way, cabbage is in season in March, too!) To make this dish, you need 2 pounds of cabbage (sliced into thin strips), 2 large carrots, cheddar cheese, 2 cubes of chicken bouillon, all purpose flour, milk, water, butter, and a little paprika. You will also need an 8×11 inch casserole dish. If you’ve made any kind of casserole before, this will be incredibly easy for you to make.
Creamy Carrot Rice
Leave it to Martha Stewart to make carrots seem like an elegant ingredient. This recipe uses carrot juice, chicken broth, long grain rice, an onion, (and a bunch of seasonings). It is tipped with Parmesan cheese. The rice takes on the bright orange color of the carrots, which turns a simple rice dish into something exciting!
Carrot Raisin Salad
There’s nothing wrong with making a traditional dish with your carrots! Taste of Home has an easy recipe for this sweet and crunchy favorite. You will need 4 or 5 large carrots, plenty of raisins, some mayonnaise, sugar, and milk. Serve it with dinner instead of the usual type of salad. Your kids will love it!