Gallery: 16 Carrot Recipes for Summer

Orange!
Orange!
A gorgeous array of carrot-orange dishes.
Orange-Glazed Carrots with Ramp Barley and Spinach
Orange-Glazed Carrots with Ramp Barley and Spinach

Sweet, tender baby carrots sit atop a bed of nutty, just-chewy-enough barley. Topped off with a bit of the glazing liquid punched up with orange zest and a handful of toasted almonds, this is a great vegetarian main.

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Bacon and Kimchi Steamed Buns with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw
Bacon and Kimchi Steamed Buns with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw

Salty and meaty, with a nice hit of spice from the kimchi, these buns are made fresh and summery with a crunchy carrot, cucumber, and ginger salad.

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Grated Carrot and Mint Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette
Grated Carrot and Mint Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

A bright, crunchy salad with a sweet, lemony dressing makes a great addition to a warm, buttered baguette, or as a side to grilled chicken.

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Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing
Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

A vibrantly colorful salad with lots of textural interest.

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Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds
Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds

What's not to love about this Middle Eastern-style salad with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin?

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Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad
Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad

A light, cool take on the traditional combo of peas and carrots.

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Bok Choy and Tofu Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Bok Choy and Tofu Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

A salad made bright with a sweet-spicy dressing rounded out with creamy white miso paste and rice vinegar. It's like the bright orange goo on your "salad" at Sushi shops, but infinitely better.

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Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash
Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Not exactly the most photogenic dish, but don't let that fool you. It's a sweet, healthy alternative to mashed potatoes that's a sure crowd pleaser.

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Carrot Slaw with Cranberries and Toasted Walnuts
Carrot Slaw with Cranberries and Toasted Walnuts

An easy slaw that goes wonderfully with summer grill favorites.

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Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip
Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip

This dip is unbelievably versatile: serve it with grilled flatbreads, smear it on toast, or dollop it on a salad. And it's pretty tasty, to boot.

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Quatre Epices Glazed Carrots
Quatre Epices Glazed Carrots

A lovely, subtly sweet side that takes on the favorite French foursome: ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper.

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Indian-style Stir-Fried Spiced Carrots
Indian-style Stir-Fried Spiced Carrots

A welcome change from the usual steamed or roasted carrots, these earthy, stir-fried carrots are great eaten warm or cold.

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Carrot Vichyssoise
Carrot Vichyssoise

A smooth, creamy soup that tastes of carrot essence and can be eaten chilled on these steamy summer days.

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Senegalese Curried Carrot Soup
Senegalese Curried Carrot Soup

A surprisingly rich and creamy soup that complements the sweetness of the carrots with the spicy complexity of curry powder.

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Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup
Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup

This soup is extra silky with lots of body. Its salty-sweet combo is pretty irresistible, too.

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Chilled Spice-Roasted Carrot Soup with Yogurt
Chilled Spice-Roasted Carrot Soup with Yogurt

A zingy chilled soup that'll fill you up, but won't heat you up.

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