Our Favorite Recipes for Peas and Carrots

Eleven of SAVEUR magazine's favorite recipes for fresh peas and carrots, including flavorful peas braised with dill and onions and maple-glazed carrots. Don't forget carrot cake for dessert.

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic

This side dish from Andrea Reusing's Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes (Clarkson Potter, 2011) is the essence of summer: emerald green vegetables cooked together briefly, until their flavors just meld. See the recipe for Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic »Todd Coleman
Truffled Gnocchi with Peas and Chanterelles

Truffled Gnocchi with Peas and Chanterelles

The secret to making these pillow-soft gnocchi (from Boston's Sportello) is to knead the dough as little as possible; if it's overworked, the gnocchi become gluey and tough.André Baranowski
Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint

Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint

This light quinoa salad, filled with scallions, mint, snap peas, and crisp haricots verts tossed in a Dijon vinaigrette, makes a perfect summer side dish for picnics and barbecues.Matt Taylor-Gross
Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

Rich, nutty brown butter perfectly offsets the fresh flavor of sweet peas and mint.Yossy Arefi
Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.Laura Sant
Puréed Carrots with Orange and Ginger

Puréed Carrots with Orange and Ginger

Cookbook author Leah Koenig's family always served puréed carrots as part of their Jewish holiday repertoire. This version, from her forthcoming book The Modern Jewish Cookbook (Chronicle, 2015), gets amped up with ginger, garlic, and bright citrus.Cory Baldwin
Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip

Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip

Carrots are roasted with rosemary and garlic until tender and slightly caramelized before being puréed with cannelini beans and coriander to make a vibrant, sweet, and earthy dip for raw veggies or pita chips.Helen Rosner
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. Get the recipe for Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint »Neal Santos
Classic Carrot Cake

Classic Carrot Cake

This version of the cake is a potluck and bake sale favorite; the addition of crushed pineapple helps to keep it sweet and moist.Todd Coleman
Carrot Rice Pudding

Carrot Rice Pudding

Shredded carrots turn soft and sweet in this cardamom-spiced rice pudding.Anna Stockwell
Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Surprisingly airy and light, this cake could have been a souffle in a previous life. Naturally gluten-free, the batter gets its lift from egg whites, its rich stability from walnut flour, and its moistness from grated carrot and pineapple. Swathed in velvety cream cheese frosting and a cloud of sweet white coconut, this version of the classic was developed for us by Judy Haubert.Todd Coleman