Shredded carrots are an indispensable pantry ingredient that add an irresistibly delicious touch to meals. We’ve collected an exciting range of shredded carrot recipes here that highlight this vegetable in exciting and unusual ways.
A zesty citrus mustard dressing pairs beautifully with these shredded carrots for an easy side dish or use it to dress salads or make wraps!
Coriander Shredded Carrot Salad
No matter your event or celebration plans for 2019, or simply craving something sweet to treat yourself to, this coriander drenched concoction is certain to do the trick! Your tastebuds will thank you and the recipe can easily satisfy even finicky eaters!
Orange Shredded Carrot Salad
Carrots are an invaluable source of vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber and antioxidants essential to health and well-being. A selection of shredded carrot recipes should form part of a well-balanced diet plan.
This orange shredded carrot salad is an easy and tasty side dish or topping for salads and bowls – perfect for picnics and parties!
Besides adding flavor to your favorite sandwiches and wraps, this shredded carrot salad recipe makes an ideal side dish that keeps well in the refrigerator – up to four or five days!
Shredded carrots are coated in an easy citrus mustard dressing to complement their earthy flavors. To begin this recipe, slice medium-sized carrots (they’re easier to shred than full-size) before beginning this step-by-step method.
Next, remove any greens or stems from the carrots and give them a good wash before saving these for other recipes – like our delectable Carrot Top Soup!
Once the carrots have been shredded, place them in a large mixing bowl and toss with dressing until fully covered – this allows all flavors to come together.
This easy shredded carrot salad takes only 10 minutes to put together and makes an excellent way of using up excess carrots at summer picnics or parties.
Carrot Fritters with Greek Yogurt
Carrot fritters make an ideal snack or side dish at breakfast or dinner, pairing perfectly with light omelets or grilled cheese sandwiches; or topping with slices of avocado and fresh fruit for an irresistibly flavorful dish made with grated carrots, eggs and flour for a nutritious yet flavour-filled protein-rich meal!
If you prefer vegan fritters, replace the egg with ground flax meal; it forms a binding-type consistency which works perfectly with these fritters.
Greek yogurt is a fermented dairy product packed with live bacterial cultures that promote your body’s own beneficial bacteria to thrive and reduce heart disease risk and promote digestive wellness. Greek yogurt also provides essential calcium, selenium and other essential minerals into the diet.
Greek yogurt is low in both calories and fat content, yet should be enjoyed without excessive added sugar intake. Nutritionists advise selecting unsweetened varieties in order to limit unnecessary calorie consumption.
Greek yogurt contains more protein than regular yogurt and is therefore an ideal option for lactose intolerant individuals. Yogurt also serves as an excellent source of calcium which supports bone strength and prevents osteoporosis; in addition, regular consumption may also help keep cholesterol and triglyceride levels under control, thus decreasing risk for heart disease.
Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Walnuts
Shredded carrots add some texture and raisins and walnuts add delicious extra flavors. Enjoy these light and fluffy treats with either cream cheese spread on top or for something extra decadent top them off with sugar glaze for the ultimate dessert treat.
These moist, lightly sweet carrot muffins make an irresistibly delectable breakfast or snack on-the-go treat! Packed full of shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins – providing plenty of protein and fiber!
Simple muffins are also quick and easy to make; simply double the recipe and save half for later use! Perfect for weekend breakfasts and holiday brunches when time is short!
Best of all, making homemade carrot soup does not require any special equipment – all that’s necessary to start is a box grater to shred your carrots and you’re good to go!
If you don’t own a box grater, a food processor may work just as well; just take care not to overmix the ingredients so they don’t become sticky and lumpy!
Beat together eggs, brown sugar and oil until combined. Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla before finally folding in flour mixture, nuts and coconut. It is wise to fold dry ingredients into your egg-mixture before mixing as this will ensure an even distribution.
Carrot Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting
Shredded carrots and cream cheese frosting come together in this delicious gluten-free scones recipe to create soft and fluffy cake-like treats that are sure to bring joy on Easter brunch or as part of kids’ Easter baskets. Making these gluten-free scones from scratch won’t take much effort at all, and quickly become family favorites!
Step one involves mixing flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl before cutting cold butter into small chunks and mixing until your dough resembles coarse crumbs.
Once the flour has been mixed, add milk, half and half, vanilla extract, shredded carrots and hydrated raisins and mix gently until a shaggy dough forms. Knead it for 5-10 times until smooth and soft.
For optimal scones, cold butter must be used, to allow steam to escape during baking and create the classic flaky crust characteristic of scones. You may wish to use a scale when measuring out your butter before adding it to the dry ingredients.
This scone’s most appealing aspect is the creamy cheese frosting made with cream cheese, maple syrup and butter. Feel free to dunk the scones into this mixture or simply drizzle it on them if you prefer keeping things straightforward.
Carrot cake has long been a fan-favorite among dessert enthusiasts. The carrots in its recipe not only add moisture, but they also provide added vitamins and minerals.
Shredding carrots is a straightforward task you can perform in your own kitchen using either a box grater or food processor, similar to how one would shred cabbage for salad.
Place a peeled carrot against the side of the grater with smaller holes and use an upward motion to shred it into shreds. Repeat this with other pieces until all carrots have been processed into shreds.
When grating carrots, always be careful to keep your knuckles and nails clear of the blades – this will prevent injuries during grating and ensure you get perfectly shredded carrots every time!
To get the best results from your shredded carrots, select fresh carrots that are free of dark spots and mold. A good way to judge their freshness is bending them gently – if they bend easily then they need replacing with new carrots.
Macerating grated carrots with sugar before baking the cake can also release natural juices and sugars that provide your carrot cake with a richer, caramel-like taste.
Raisins can add an extra sweet note to a shredded carrot cake, but be wary not to add too many as too many can become chewy and overshadow the warming spices present in this treat.