Can you believe Easter is right around the corner? We love that it is because that means spring is here and we love that! For this blog we chose carrots, since they are delicious in savory dishes, but they're also fantastic for desserts. And of course, carrots mean Easter.
Our favorite way to make carrots is when we can get them fresh at a local farmer’s market. However, we always have carrots in the fridge, that's why we are going to give you some excellent dishes ideas to make for Easter using carrots. Planning and hosting a family or holiday meal is always a little bit of a daunting task but we are here to make it a little bit easier on you and you can impress your family or your guests.
Miso Butter Roasted Carrots
The miso butter is complex and savory, enhancing the already delicious roasted carrots in the best way. You’ll want to look for white miso when buying, as this is a bit milder than red and doesn’t overpower the delicate carrots. The recipe is very easy to put together too! A foolproof side dish for any gathering or holidays, like Easter.
HONEY BROWN SUGAR ROASTED CARROTS
These honey brown sugar roasted carrots are the best side dish you’ve had in a very long time. The sweetness, the savoriness, the simplicity of the recipe, it’s pretty much perfection as far as super tasty side dishes go.
Carrot cake is such an incredible dessert for Easter and we think it should be enjoyed all year long. Not only is a carrot cake easy to make, but it’s so incredibly moist and full of flavor that it’s almost impossible to stop at one piece. Once you realize how easy it is to make a carrot cake from scratch, you’ll want to make it over and over again.
Healthy Baked Carrot Chips are one of the most tantalizing vegetable chips because they are naturally sweet and turn very crisp in the oven. You can bake them on low or high heat, and achieve the same crisp texture and flavor. However, they seem to be more attractive, with a brighter color, when baked on high heat for a short amount of time. Carrots are a wonderful platform for sweet and savory spices.
Carrot Salad with Raisins & Pecans
This shredded carrot salad with raisins and pineapple is the perfect addition for Easter. The delicious crunch of the carrots combined with the sweet pineapple and tartness of the lemon, gives you a recipe that is reminiscent of what grandma used to make.
Roasted Carrot Soup
This creamy roasted carrot soup is unassuming, yet outstanding. Sitting quietly in its bowl, this Roasted Carrot Soup appears simple and unassuming, and, while it is incredibly easy to prepare, its flavor is anything but basic, perfect to complement an Easter lunch or Easter dinner.
CINNAMON CARROT MUFFINS
These cinnamon carrot muffins are packed with brown sugar and ground cinnamon, and super moist because there’s both grated carrot and applesauce in there. Plus there’s whole wheat flour and flaxseeds and walnuts, which makes them totally good for you. These are actually healthy, we promise.
Carrot Apple Bread
The carrot apple bread it’s soft, tender, uber-moist, dense enough to be satisfying, but still light. The cinnamon and nutmeg really shine and add so much wonderful, rich, depth of flavor to the carrots and apples. The carrots dominate and the bread has a more pronounced ‘carrot cake’ taste than apple. It is so flavorful and moist that you didn’t even need butter. Although a browned butter glaze can do no wrong if you’re so inclined.