Middle Eastern Carrot Salad with Herb Yogurt

Best carrot recipes

From Thai carrot and lemongrass soup to indulgent muscovado carrot cake, these recipes shine the spotlight on this vibrant veg

Try our easy carrot recipes. Growing your own carrots is simple, so use up a glut with our favourite carrot cake recipes (including a vegan carrot cake), along with easy guides to making the perfect roasted carrots and glazed carrots.


We also have some great ideas for carrot soup, such as carrot and coriander soup, carrot and lentil soup and carrot and ginger soup, as well as fragrant Sri Lankan curry, vegetarian burgers, falafel balls and salads, all starring carrots. From vibrant side dishes for a Sunday roast to vegan and vegetarian meals, we have plenty of ideas.

For more veg-based dishes, check out our potato recipes, parsnip recipes, celery recipes and leek recipes.

Easy carrot recipes

Carrot cake with muscovado

Everyone loves the spiced flavour of carrot cake. Here, we’ve added muscovado sugar for a richer flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting.

Carrot Cake Recipe with Muscovado Sugar

Carrot and coriander soup with spicy flatbread croutons

Ground and fresh coriander take this carrot soup to the next level. Top with our ras el hanout croutons for a jazzed-up lunch or supper.

Carrot and coriander soup with spicy flatbread croutons

Carrot, halloumi and dill balls

Rarely do you see carrots fried, but here Sabrina Ghayour has combined them with halloumi to make these crispy little balls – perfect with drinks at a party or as part of a feast. Discover more of our easy canapé recipes here.

Halloumi Balls Recipe with Carrots

Sri Lankan carrot curry

Try our vibrant carrot curry with Sri Lankan spices. This vegan recipe is easy to make and ready in under an hour, plus it’s low calorie too. More vegetarian curry ideas here.

Sri Lankan Curry Recipe with Carrot

Vegan carrot cake

This frosted carrot cake is entirely plant-based and uses a surprising (vegan) ingredient that guarantees a moist sponge every time. Find more vegan baking ideas here.

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Thai carrot and ginger soup

Thai cuisine uses fragrant flavours to create warming and comforting dishes. We’ve incorporated them into this aromatic carrot soup, which has plenty of zing from the ginger and lemongrass.

Thai Carrot Soup Recipe with Lemongrass

Spiced carrot salad with herby carrot top yogurt

This recipe not only uses roast carrots but also their herby green tops, so nothing is wasted. Serve this easy recipe as an impressive side dish at your next family dinner.\

Middle Eastern Carrot Salad with Herb Yogurt

Barbecued carrot, ricotta and toasted pecans

If you’ve never grilled a carrot before, now is the time. This epic BBQ recipe, packed with contrasting textures and flavours, will show you how.

BBQ Carrot Side Dish Recipe

Carrots glazed with star anise

These carrots, with a sweet anise glaze, make a great winter side. Ready in under 30 minutes, they’re also quick, easy and vegetarian.

Star anise-glazed carrots in a pot

Carrot pilaf

Our vegetarian carrot pilaf with cardamom is an easy way to feed the family and is packed full of flavour. Plus, it’s under 500 calories. Try our low calorie vegetarian ideas here.

Carrot Rice Recipe with Cardamom

Roasted carrot and spelt salad with dukkah

Roasted carrots bring crunchy freshness to this easy salad, while the dukkah gives a delightful nutty flavour. A great vegetarian meal.

Roasted Carrot Salad With Spelt, Dukkah and Preserved Lemon Dressing

Carrot and orange soup

That’s one seriously orange soup! Carrots are the heroes in this dish, which only has five other ingredients. Blitz them all together to make a vibrant, low-calorie lunch.

Orange and carrot soup

Carrot cake cheesecake

Love carrot cake? Love cheesecake? We’ve combined these well-loved classic puds so you never have to choose. This carrot-based number is packed with plenty of spice, orange zest and crunchy pecans.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Recipe

Carrot marmalade

Check out this super easy recipe for delicious carrot marmalade. Try it on scones with a dollop of cream, or it’s also good drizzled over labneh on crostini. For a tarter marmalade, add extra lemon.

Carrot Marmalade Recipe

Carrot and potato rosti

This easy vegetarian rosti is made with grated carrot and topped with a fried egg. Quick, filling and meat-free, it goes well with a leafy green salad.

Potato and carrot rosti

Quick carrot and walnut bread

The carrots help give this multi-purpose healthy bread a really moist texture, along with walnuts and yogurt. Spread with cream cheese for extra indulgence.

Quick Bread Recipe For Carrot and Walnut Bread

Roast carrots with crisp chickpeas and tahini

We love roasted carrots, and these ones, served with chickpeas and a tahini sauce, are the best. Any leftovers make a great packed lunch.

Roast Carrots with Chickpeas and Tahini

Turmeric-fried veggie rice

Carrot ribbons help make our turmeric-fried rice extra vibrant. This colourful recipe is packed with punchy flavour and super simple to make. Plus, it comes in under 300 calories per serving.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Carrot falafels with cumin and coriander

Use up your carrots to give these delightful falafel balls a lighter taste and texture. What’s more, they’re low in calories and full of flavour.

Vegan Falafel Recipe with Carrot

Vietnamese carrot salad

A healthy carrot salad gets the Asian treatment. The zingy lime, chilli and ginger dressing gives crunchy veg a massive lift. Serve as a side with chicken or pack up for a low-fat lunch. Take a look at our other Asian salads recipes here.

Vietnamese carrot salad

Carrot, cumin and feta fritters with coriander yogurt

These carrot, cumin and feta fritters are deliciously golden and crispy. Serve with herb yogurt and salad. We have more fab fritter recipes here.

Carrot, cumin and feta fritters with coriander yogurt

Freekeh and carrot burgers

Carrots buddy up with nutty, smoky, protein-rich super grain freekeh in this recipe. Not only are these burgers healthy and easy to make, they might just be the best vegetarian burgers ever!

Freekeh and Carrot Veggie Burgers Recipe

Pomegranate-glazed chantenay carrots with grapes

Give your roasted carrots an impressive sticky glaze with pomegranate molasses, honey and blackberry jelly.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Pomegranate

Lamb, Guinness and carrot stew

Chantenay carrots, tender lamb and hearty Guinness make up this warming one-pot stew with creamy mash and peas. No pre-frying of ingredients required.

Lamb and Guinness Stew Recipe

Carrot cake with maple frosting

How do you improve on a classic carrot cake? Roast the carrots for an even denser, richer cake, then slather in maple buttercream. This is a modern twist on a favourite that really elevates it to the next level.

Carrot Cake Recipe with Maple Frosting