29 of the Best Paleo Roasted Carrot Recipes
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As we get into the full swing of Autumn, roasts are taking center stage in the kitchen. Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or just a toasty Sunday afternoon with the family, there’s no doubt that roasted carrots make a great side dish or between-meal snack.
Here are some of our favorite Paleo roasted carrot recipes. Sweet, savory, and salad combos are all presented in this comprehensive list so try one out and let us know how it went in the comments section!
Top 10 Paleo Roasted Carrot Recipes
Here’s a simple recipe full of flavors that should already be in your pantry. This could be considered a ‘carrot salad’ and is a great side dish to a savory main. (Photo credit: Riki Shore.)
Ingredients: carrots, ground cloves, ground cumin, fresh thyme, red chili flakes, black pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil, orange, lemon.
I love how Gina makes these carrot strings with a few different varieties. Note that this recipe includes yogurt, which is only suitable for people who are alright with primal recipes. (Photo credit: Gina from Running to the Kitchen.)
Ingredients: organic carrots, extra virgin olive oil, Meyer lemon, fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper, plain Greek yogurt, garlic.
Melissa, the brain behind The Clothes Make the Girl blog, can now be found at her new domain, Well Fed. New place, same great recipes that are often Middle Eastern-inspired. This cumin-roasted carrot recipe is no exception! (Photo credit: Melissa from Well Fed.)
Ingredients: carrots, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, salt, ground black pepper, coconut oil, fresh lemon (optional), a bit of fresh parsley and mint (optional).
This super creative and original roasted carrot recipes includes a pesto sauce that is made out of – wait for it – carrot greens! Be sure to buy carrots that still have the greens on them and instead of tossing them like usual, make use of them in this great application! (Photo credit: Jacqueline from Livin’ the Crunchy Life.)
Ingredients: carrots with tops, coconut oil (or ghee), salt, pepper, basil leaves, garlic cloves, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese for Primal).
This isn’t a straight-up roasted carrot recipe, but a delicious sweet and savory salad starring roasted carrots instead. The recipe includes lightly crushed herbs that, if done in the moment, will release amazing flavors that make this salad very special. (Photo credit: Brandon of Kitchen Konfidence.)
Ingredients: carrots, fennel bulb, extra virgin olive oil, whole cumin seeds, whole coriander seeds, whole fennel seeds, Kosher salt, cayenne pepper, blood orange, garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, baby arugula, pitted Kalamata olives.
An incredible simple recipe at only four ingredients(!), this one includes everyone’s favorite – bacon! Just make sure it’s nitrate free for the healthiest version of bacon to use. And let the sweet and savory melody sing in your mouth! (Photo credit: Ellen from Confessions of an Overworked Mom.)
Ingredients: organic carrots, balsamic vinegar, real Vermont maple syrup, nitrate-free bacon.
The Healthy Foodie, never one to settle for a less-than-wild-and-crazy recipe, actually plays this one pretty low-key. Well, at least you can expect to have most of these sauces and seasonings already on-hand in the pantry! Despite it’s relative simplicity, this one will not disappoint on flavors. (Photo credit: Sonia, aka The Healthy Foodie.)
Ingredients: carrots, extra virgin olive oil, unpasteurized honey, Dijon mustard, fresh rosemary, garlic, Himalayan or fine sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, fresh parsley.
These carrots are roasted with sliced onion and garlic and have a nice mix of tart and sweet in the roasting sauce. Try the recommended avocado oil or pick your favorite for this simple side dish. (Photo credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine.)
Ingredients: carrots, avocado oil, pure maple syrup or raw honey, vinegar, onion, garlic, fresh thyme, salt and pepper.
This recipe is a mix of roasted carrots and beets. It has a delicious grapefruit glaze for a sweet and tangy sauce topping. (Photo credit: Eileen of Phoenix Helix.)
Ingredients: coconut oil, beets with greens attached, carrots, sea salt, black pepper, grapefruit, raw honey.
Another great “multi-colored carrot” plate, these are thick-cut and roasted. The bourbon is a great flavor enhancer for cooking and goes really well with the honey, lemon and garlic in the yummy recipe!
Ingredients: multi-colored carrots, olive oil, bourbon, lemon, honey, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.