One of the most popular vegetables around. Carrots are chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. Want to be like Bugs Bunny? Then let’s take a look at Carrots!
Carrots are root vegetabeles. They come in several varieties and colors. However, the domestic carrot is the one most commonly used.
Carrots are great to gown because they are resistant to most diseases and pests. They also are an excellent late crop to grow because they can tolerate frost.
Carrots are full of beta carotene and fiber. Carrots are rich in Vitamins A,C,K, iron, potassium.
Varieties of Carrots
Several types of carrots includes purple, white, maroon, red and baby carrots to name a few. You can find a lot of them at your local farmers market and all have varying degrees of taste.
Just The Facts
Did you know that the world’s largest producers of carrots is China? They accumulated at least 45% of the global output of carrots. Just one of the more interesting facts about carrots!
Honey Glazed Carrots
Here’s an easy wise dish. It literally takes 10 minutes to make. Simply boil some water, add carrots and cook until their tender. Drain them and add to the pan with butter, honey and lemon juice and cook until the glaze coats the carrots. Season with salt and pepper.
Got some leftover carrots? Here’s a way for you to get rid of them in the easiest way possible. Try making some carrot soup. Get carrots, an onion, celery, garlic, butter, olive oil, thyme. You can you vegetable or chicken broth, half and half, water and salt and pepper to finish it off. .
French Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
This salad is super healthy and easy to make. You need carrots, dijon mustard, lemon juice, vegetable oil, extra virgin olive oil, honey, a scallion along with some salt and pepper. Mix and top with parsley.
Carrot and Cabbage Slaw
This is so simple to make. There is no mayo in this which makes it a healthy option. It has red and green cabbage, sugar, carrots, garlic, some cumin, oregano and other ingredits. Mix everything together and let it chill for four hours before serving. Oh and it’s 50 calories.
Summer Broccoli and Carrot Slaw Salad
Here’s another slaw/salad that its perfect for summer. It’s a delicious broccoli and carrot slaw salad. Full of color and fresh flavors, this has raisins, broccoli, carrots, red onion and some pumpking seeds. What makes this a healthy option is the greek “Mayo” dressing.
This is a classic fave. A must addition to any recipe collection. This has shredded carrots, sugar, baking soda, flour, eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil and salt. Mix the ingredients together bake and top with cream cheese frosting.
Want to drink your veggies? Try having some carrot juice. Full of Vitamins, try making this juice a part of your day.