Known for their natural sweetness and signature crunch, carrots might be my favorite root vegetable (after potatoes. and beets.) Their natural sweetness is only enhanced by roasting, caramelizing and grilling, making them perfect for autumn cooking. Most commonly known for their role in the Holy Trinity of Cooking (Onions, Celery and Carrots are the three essential ingredients in stock, soup, stuffing, etc.), carrots have so much more to offer! Here are 3 of my favorite (gluten free & vegetarian!) autumn-themed carrot recipes to inspire and delight. Happy Meatless Monday!
Carrot Creme Brulee with Blood Orange Reduction
Creamy carrot-infused custard, crisp burnt sugar topping and a sweet-tart blood orange syrup drizzled across the top - are you drooling yet?
Roasted Baby Carrots
With garlic, rosemary and honey (or agave!) these sweet-roasted carrots are a perfect side dish for any autumn meal. Easily vegan!
Caramelized Carrot, Cannelini Bean & Feta Salad
Sweet, soft carrots with creamy cannelini beans and salty feta cheese make for a must-try salad of textures and flavors.