What's Up Doc? 8 Recipes Featuring Carrots

October 22, 2014

When compared to other fall superstars like pumpkin, sweet potato, and butternut squash, carrots are always the sidekick, never the hero; always the bridesmaid, never the bride; always the backup singer, never the headliner; always the side dish never the…well, you get the point. But this fall, it's high time that carrots receive the praise they deserve. Begin to expand your carrot horizons -- they're not just for dipping in ranch dressing

This fall, reimagine your relationship with Bugs Bunny’s root vegetable of choice. Whether you make a tray of spicy Moroccan carrots or a towering carrot cake, these 8 recipes will inspire carrot fever.

French Lentil, Kamut, and Avocado Salad with Basil Dressing by Petit World Citizen 

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Chilled Roasted Beet and Carrot Soup with Parsley Lime Cream by Merrill Stubbs


 Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Soup with Moroccan Flavors by Burnt Offerings


Citrus Ginger Tofu Salad with Buckwheat Soba Noodles by Poppies and Papayas


Roasted Carrots with Mustard Greens Gremolata by EmilyC


Carrot Cake with Cardamom by hollyshaner


 "It's Maaaaa-gic!" Moroccan Carrots by wssmom


Carrot Avocado Salad by Merrill Stubbs


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Shonagh M. October 24, 2014
So true. Carrots are fantastic though I'd like to see you include a recipe for that towering carrot cake you mentioned!!!
AntoniaJames October 22, 2014
Here's another one by fairmount_market that should not be overlooked

I realize it could not be included in this article because it has not been photographed by Food52 or an article contributor whose photos qualify for "top recipe" status, but it really deserves a Food52 photo. It's one of the best root vegetable soup recipes on the site! (And I've tried so many of them.) ;o)