It's so automatic to toss some chopped carrots into the pan, along with the other vegetables, that I fear we sometimes forget how amazing they can be as the star of the show, especially at the peak of their season. Carrots can be delightfully crisp and crunchy when raw, but then they turn so silky-soft when cooked. They also add a brilliant pop of color and a surprising sweetness wherever they go.
Dress them up or keep them simple — here's how to shower carrots with love all summer long.
Carrot Recipes to Make Right Now
Your Summer Guide to Carrots
What You Need to Know About Carrots
- Seasonal Spotlight: Carrots
- Why Carrots Are Orange and Not Purple
- How Baby Carrots Are Made: A Tour Behind the Scenes of a Baby Carrot Harvest
- The Best Way to Keep Carrots Crisp and Fresh
Slicing and Dicing Your Carrots
- How To Cut, Slice, and Dice Carrots
- How To Make Carrot Flowers
- Why Carrots Should Be Cut into Rounds, Not Sticks
- 5 Times You Don't Have to Peel Carrots
Tips for Eating and Cooking with Carrots
- The Vegetable Butcher's Top 10 Ways to Make Cooked Carrots Irresistable
- Let's Talk Carrots! Love or Hate, Here Are 5 Ways to Use Them
- Stewed Carrots Are the New Pulled Pork
- Shredded Carrots: I Put Them in Everything!
- Carrot Puree Is Baby Food That Grownups Should Love Too!
- Not Just Rabbit Food: 5 Tasty Ways to Use Carrot Tops