11 Recipes to Help You Rethink Carrots

Better salads, smarter slaws, and flavors way beyond the standard mirepoix

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint

The dressing for this cumin-spiced salad is made from the carrots' cooking liquid, which concentrates into a sweet syrup when reduced.Neal Santos
Carrot and Pistachio Salad

Carrot and Pistachio Salad

Carrots are roasted before being topped with crunchy pistachios and a sweet fig vinaigrette in a simple salad. Get the recipe for Carrot and Pistachio Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross
Ras El Hanout Cous Cous

Israeli Cous Cous With Ras El Hanout, Fennel, and Carrots

Ras el hanout, the North African spice blend, along with fresh orange zest and juice, mint, and cilantro, give Israeli cous cous a fresh feel and flavor in this simple weeknight meal. Get the recipe for Israeli Cous Cous With Ras El Hanout, Fennel, and Carrots »Farideh Sadeghin
Carrot Horseradish Relish

Carrot and Horseradish Relish

Use this to add a spicy kick to scrambled eggs, a welcome bite to rich grilled cheese, or even—oy vey—as a spreadable component to a decidedly non-Jewish charcuterie platter. Get the recipe for Carrot and Horseradish Relish »Paul Sirisalee | Food Styling: Eugene Jho
Pikliz sauce

Spicy Haitian Slaw (Pikliz)

The key to great pikliz, a spicy slaw made with cabbage and other vegetables, is time. The longer the sturdy, crunchy vegetables soak up the vinegar and citrus, the better. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on everything from eggs to steak. Get the recipe for Spicy Haitian Slaw (Pikliz) »Matt Taylor-Gross

Skate and Romanesco Soup

Skate and Romanesco Soup
Broken pieces of spaghetti add body to this Roman soup, thickening the broth as it cooks. It's a great use for the dregs of a box of dried pasta. Get the recipe for Skate and Romanesco Soup »Andrea Wyner

Spaghettini with Carrots, Olives, and Red Endive

Spaghettini with Carrots, Olives, and Red Endive
Carrot ribbons cooked al dente and lightly braised red endive add color to this simple vegetable-packed pasta dish, brightened with lots of lemon zest. Use multicolored carrots for a beautiful presentation. Get the recipe for Spaghettini with Carrots, Olives, and Red Endive »Matt Taylor-Gross
Chicken Fricot

Chicken Fricot

In this classic Acadian comfort dish, savory—the pungent, peppery herb—adds a piney zest to the dumplings which puff when dropped into the simmering broth. Get the recipe for Chicken Fricot »Ingalls Photography
Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Carrot Achaar (Malaysian-Style Pickle)

Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Carrot Achaar (Malaysian-Style Pickle)

This Malaysian-style mixed vegetable pickle is made with a rempah, or spice paste, stirred into the brine for an extra boost of flavor and texture. Get the recipe for Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Carrot Achaar (Malaysian-Style Pickle) »Khushbu Shah
Dashi-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables

Dashi-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables

Dashi, an enhanced kelp stock with rich umami flavor, is a staple component of Japanese cooking; it has the remarkable effect of accentuating the flavors of anything cooked in it. Use it to braise chicken thighs and root vegetables for a hearty, comforting dish. Get the recipe for Dashi-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables »Andre Baranowski

Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin

Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin
This simple, comforting root vegetable gratin is perfumed with fragrant thyme and bay leaves before being baked with a bubbly Gruyère crust. Get the recipe for Celery Root, Carrot, and Potato Gratin »Anders Schonnemann