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8 Carrot Recipes: the easy and tasty ideas

Carrots are among the most versatile and popular vegetables; crunchy, tasty and slightly sweet, they are ideal for preparing delicious recipes, both savory and sweet. They are available all year round and are the perfect ingredient for making side dishes, first courses and desserts. Here are 8 simple and tasty recipes with carrots to prepare in a short time.

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Carrots are among the most versatile and popular vegetables; crunchy, tasty and slightly sweet, they are ideal for preparing delicious recipes, both savory and sweet, to be enjoyed raw or cooked. In addition, carrots are available all year round, and this makes them even more popular, they are also easy and quick to clean and prepare. Carrots also have a low calorie intake and are rich in vitamins; this makes them the perfect ingredient for the preparation of side dishes, such as carrots in a pan or in the oven, and delicious first courses, such as carrot risotto. Carrots are also ideal for making exquisite desserts, such as the delicious camilla cake, a truly irresistible carrot cake. Here are 8 simple and tasty recipes with carrots, to prepare in a short time.

1. Carrot risotto


The carrot risotto is a light first course with a delicate flavor; the sweetness of the carrots gives the dish a particular and delicious taste. The preparation is really simple; just brown the onion, add the chopped carrots, add the rice to toast it, blend it with the white wine and gradually add the broth until cooked. Finally, stir the risotto with butter and grated Parmesan cheese to give more flavor to the dish, and serve hot.

2. Pureed soup with carrots

The pureed soup with carrots is a light and healthy first course, a comfort food suitable for all seasons. Making it is very simple, just fry the chopped onion in a pan with the oil. Then add the peeled and sliced ​​carrots. Cover with vegetable broth and cook for about half an hour or until the carrots have softened. Then add a little milk and a pinch of cinnamon and blend everything until the cream has reached a creamy consistency. Once ready you can serve it with a little cream and chives. In this way you will create a tasty and colorful light dish.

3. Pureed soup with pumpkin and carrots


The pureed soup with pumpkin and carrots is an easy and quick dish to make, ideal for the autumn period. The perfect recipe for a quick lunch or a dinner with friends. Pumpkin and carrots, like all orange vegetables, are rich in vitamins and easy to cook and make this dish colorful and beautiful to look at as well as to taste. The pureed soup can become an excellent first course if garnished with pieces of toasted bread or rice.

4. Carrots in a pan


Carrots in a pan is a simple side dish to cook, suitable for both lunch and dinner. The preparation is really fast; just wash the carrots, peel them and cut them into small pieces, fry a chopped onion in a pan with butter and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Then add the carrots and a garlic butter sauce, add a little water and cook until the carrots are tender. They are tasty when served with meat or fish dishes.

5. Roasted carrots


Baked carrots is a delicious and very light side dish, also ideal for those who follow a vegetarian or low-calorie diet. Crunchy carrot sticks seasoned with garlic or onion and flavored with aromatic herbs such as chives, thyme, sage, oregano or parsley. Baked carrots are the ideal preparation to accompany meat, fish or vegetarian dishes and are excellent both hot and at room temperature, the important thing is that they are tasty and crunchy at the right point.

6. Camilla cake

The Camilla cake is a simple dessert to prepare loved by children because it is very soft and has an intense taste, thanks to the almond flour. It is a quick dessert, perfect for breakfast or a snack. For the preparation you will need carrots, all purpose flour, almond flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, seed oil, a pinch of salt and a vanilla bean. Carrots must be washed, peeled and finely chopped before adding them to the other ingredients. Then camilla cake must be baked in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes. Once ready, let it cool and sprinkle it with icing sugar.

7. Carrot and almond cake

The carrot and almond cake is a decidedly easy dessert to prepare; a classic cake, to be eaten for breakfast or as a snack. A genuine, delicate dessert, where the taste of carrots is ideally combined with the taste of almonds, making the cake pleasant even for children. Both almonds and carrots will need to be chopped in the stand mixer before adding the other ingredients: all purpose flour, eggs, sugar, orange zest, vanilla and corn oil. Once the mixture has been prepared, bake the cake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.

8. Carrot cake


The carrot cake is a tall and soft American cake made with sponge cake enriched with carrots and walnuts and covered with tasty cream cheese, a fresh cheese icing typical of the American tradition. This is a more elaborate version of the classic carrot cake. A delicious dessert flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, to make it even more delicious.

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