Both leeks and carrots have a natural sweetness, and so the two veggies mingle nicely. This is a mild and pleasant side dish, good with pastas as well as tofu or tempeh dishes. This tastes just as good at room temperature, almost like a warm salad, as it does hot from the skillet. more→
This simple side dish of baby carrots flavored with lots of ginger and sweet dried fruit goes well with with curries and grain pilafs.
Here’s a nice change of pace from “white” coleslaw — a combination of red cabbage and carrot, sweetened with dried apricots. It adds a refreshing note to spicy meals and adds vibrant color to the plate. You can use whichever fresh herbs you like, or a combination, but I think this is particularly good with cilantro. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Here’s a tasty way to highlight carrots in a lightly cooked side dish. Their natural sweetness is enhanced with chopped dried fruit and balanced with a bit of lemon. more→
This simple side dish of carrots embellished with almonds and herbs brings color and natural sweetness to the dinner plate. It’s a favorite vegetable dish to serve with a Passover or Jewish New Year dinner. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
These garlic roasted carrots are absolutely addictive! Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of carrots, and garlic and onion become sweeter with roasting as well. Recipe contributed by Norene Gilletz, reprinted by permission by Whitecap Publishers from Norene’s Healthy Kitchen.* more→
This cheerfully hued cold carrot soup, embellished with bright green broccoli, can be the centerpiece of a summer meal, served with crusty bread or sandwiches, and/or a big salad filled with summer veggies. Adapted fromVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
Crisp daikon radish is wonderfully cleansing food, and combined with carrots, makes a simple and tasty salad that goes well with most any type of meal. You can substitute kohlrabi or turnip for the carrots, as well. more→