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Shred them and eat raw in salads, use in soups and slow braised dishes, or simply steam or boil chopped carrots for a few mins until tender, or roast in a little olive oil for approx 30 mins


  • Carrots


  1. store
  2. In a cool veg rack or the bottom of your fridge. They should last a week or two.
  3. prep
  4. Scrub clean, then peel. In some recipes if the skins are clean enough there’s no need to peel them.
  5. easy ideas
  6. There’s often a lonely carrot left in the bottom of the fridge or veg rack. Don’t leave it to languish and go limp - try these tips to use it up.
  7. add to your cooking
  8. Grate or finely chop carrot and add to spaghetti bolognese, cottage or shepherd’s pie or a bean stew. Or pop in a mixed vegetable soup.
  9. superfood salad
  10. For a healthy snack or packed lunch, grate a carrot and mix with a handful each of cooked quinoa, whole unsalted almonds and mixed seeds. Add a little freshly grated ginger, a splash of soy sauce or balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of oil.
  11. carrot soup
  12. For a simple roasted carrot soup, toss 1kg peeled, chopped carrots in a little olive oil to coat. Season and roast at 200°C for 30 mins or so until tender. Leave to cool slightly, then blitz in a blender, gradually adding enough hot stock (about 1-1.2 ltr) to get the right consistency. Add extra flavours if you like, eg. coriander, rosemary or thyme. Or try freshly squeezed orange juice.
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