Purple carrots provide an abundant source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese and fiber. Furthermore, purple carrots contain anthocyanins – powerful antioxidants known for relieving inflammation and pain (1).
Purple Carrot offers similar services as other meal kit delivery services; they simply source all their ingredients from vegan-only suppliers.
Roasted Carrots with Za’atar
Carrots roasting in a moderate oven become super-sweet and almost meltingly tender, enhanced by a Lebanese spice blend of wild thyme, sumac and sesame seeds called Za’atar. We recommend using bundle carrots with their greens attached as these offer both sweetness and crunchiness for this dish!
Add carrots to a baking tray, drizzled with good olive oil and dusted with za’atar, and roast for 20-28 minutes, until their edges are crispy while their center can be easily pierced by using a fork. While waiting, you can prepare a creamy feta dip.
This impressive veggie centrepiece is actually quite easy to create! To finish it off, drizzle carrots with honey while still warm before topping with dukkah and herbs for garnish. For a vegan option, replace pomegranate molasses with aged balsamic vinegar instead of just 2 teaspoons of honey.
Classic dessert gets an impressive makeover with the addition of purple carrots to this recipe, along with other subtle adjustments for an ultra-moist cake that doesn’t taste overly sweet! While more involved than your standard sheet cake recipe, making this deliciously moist cake shouldn’t be difficult at all!
Prepare the oven and pans. Line three 8-inch round pans with parchment paper on their bases, greasing and flouring them as well as the papers to facilitate easy turning out when finished.
Combine wet ingredients, then stir in grated carrots, pecans, pineapple and sweetened coconut. In another bowl combine dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder cinnamon and salt until all clumps have dissipated.
Pour the egg mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened; take care not to over-mix. Stir in carrots, pecans and raisins (if using) then divide between your prepared pans and bake.
Purple Carrot Quinoa Salad
Purple carrots pair perfectly with quinoa to create an ultrahealthy yet satisfying dish. A lemon turmeric dressing adds zesty zesty notes that balance out the sweet tastes of carrots and chickpeas.
Anthocyanins found in vibrant carrots provide numerous health benefits, including protection from heart disease and cognitive decline. This vegan recipe makes incorporating these nutritious veggies into your diet an easy task!
This delicious purple carrot quinoa bowl is packed with protein from beans and the nutritious quinoa, both seasoned with herbes de provence for an herbaceous bite, crunch from pepitas, almonds, pepita seeds, and pepita stems – making this meal enjoyable for the entire family!
Braised Purple Carrots
Carrots are an immensely versatile vegetable, boasting vibrant purple hues that add an unexpected pop to dishes. Their robust earthy flavors can be amplified through roasting, steaming and braising methods.
Purple carrots contain anthocyanin antioxidants – the same pigments responsible for giving blueberries their vibrant hue – as well as providing many health benefits. Anthocyanins may improve vision, boost memory and act as anti-inflammatories while providing vitamins A, C and K as additional benefits.