Dice up carrots for a tasty vegetarian treat +5 recipes

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Carrots are one of those things I always buy at the market, as in every single time. They are always available, inexpensive and they can be added to a million different dishes to add flavor or texture. Plus, they’re good for you and make a nutritious snack right out of the fridge.
The recipes below are some of my favorite ways to use up my carrot supply when I overdo it. If you like carrots as much as I do, check out these recipes and feel free to share them with a carrot-loving friend.
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1. Carrot soup
This carrot soup uses all plant-based ingredients to achieve a rich flavor and a creamy texture. Too often, vegetable soups are made with chicken broth. Because they're designed to have this rich broth, they just don't turn out the same when you make them with vegetable broth. The recipe below is completely different. It's developed with vegetarians in mind, so you won't miss a thing.
2. Raw carrot salad
Carrot salad is both refreshing and filling, especially when pairing sweet, crunchy carrots with warm spices such as cumin and cinnamon. Adding sweet, chewy raisins takes this salad over the top. Use a box grater to shred the carrots or you can use the shredding disc on a food processor.
3. Roasted carrots
Roasting carrots in a hot oven caramelizes them, drawing out their sugars and deep, earthy-sweet flavors. Basting them in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and spices makes them irresistible. One whiff of these when they come out of the oven and you’ll be sold.
4. Roasted carrots salad with chickpeas
Carrots and chickpeas are a perfect pair, especially when you bridge them with heady spices such as paprika, cinnamon and cumin. Bring out the carrots’ sweetness by roasting them in a hot oven basted with a spiced olive oil. Tossed together with chickpeas, spinach leaves and a generous squeeze of lemon, it makes a satisfying salad or side dish.
5. Carrot soba noodles
Soba noodles (made of buckwheat) are nutty, nutritious and an ideal pantry fall-back item. Like any dried pasta, they can sit on the shelf for months and are an easy base for a satisfying meal.
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