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17 Best Purple Carrot Recipes to Jazz Up Your Meals

These tasty purple carrot recipes are a great way to add fun and excitement to your meal routine!

From dips to soups, purple carrots add a pop of color to your plate.

Purple Carrot Soup
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Purple carrots are extra special. They have a beautiful color and are rich in antioxidants.

But they’ve also been around longer than orange carrots.

Like orange carrots, they’re highly versatile. You can turn them into muffins, condiments, salads, and more. 

So, are you ready to get creative in the kitchen? Then whip up any one of these stunning purple carrot recipes.

1. Carrot Hummus

What’s this gorgeous creation? It’s none other than purple carrot hummus!

Raw purple carrots turn basic hummus ingredients into a gorgeous dip. 

It’s super creamy, garlicky, and earthy, as hummus should be. The carrots also make it a little sweet. 

Anyone looking to wow their guests needs this party dip. It’s also a great choice if you want to branch out with new hummus flavors

2. Seared Scallops with Purple Carrot Chutney

Here’s a seafood idea for a romantic dinner for two

Seared scallops are served on top of a thick potato leek soup with a purple carrot chutney.

The chutney is simple enough for beginners. Plus, it adds a fun twist. 

Be sure to pat the scallops dry and sear them undisturbed. Each side only needs a couple of minutes.

3. Purple Carrot Pudding (Kali Gajar Ka Halwa)

Purple carrot pudding is a rich Indian dessert. It features grated carrots cooked low and slow in whole milk.

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Unlike American pudding, it has a fudge-like consistency. Also, it’s not overloaded with sugar.

It has notes of sweet carrots, raisins, almonds, and cardamom. 

Like all the best Indian dishes, ghee gets involved. So it’s extra luxurious.

4. Miso Glazed Purple Carrot Salad and Barley

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to use miso. So when I stumbled upon this salad, I instantly had to share it. 

Purple carrots are roasted with a sweet, umami miso mixture.

Plate them on top of the barley with snow pea sprouts, pepitas, and almonds. Then, garnish the salad with extra sprouts.

5. Spiced Purple Carrot & Coconut Soup

Talk about an eye-catching soup! This presentation is undoubtedly hypnotizing. And the flavor keeps you coming back spoonful after spoonful.

It’s sweet, creamy, and ginger-flavored. It’s also spiced with coriander, cumin, and black pepper.

For the finishing touches, it’s topped with crisp spinach chips and cream.

Skip the creamy garnish or use coconut cream to make it vegan-friendly.

6. Purple Carrot, Coconut, Strawberry, Lime Smoothie

Carrots have never tasted so good in a smoothie!

This invigorating frozen beverage is tropical, fruity, sweet, fresh, and delectable. 

I love the added touch of desiccated coconut. It makes it more like a dessert. 

Dairy-free, plant-based, and nutritious, this superfood smoothie does your body good.

7. Shaved Carrot Ricotta Tart 

If you need a show-stopping centerpiece, this tart is hard to beat. 

From the presentation to the flavor, every component is impressive.

The rainbow medley includes five colors of carrots, all tossed in a blood-orange dressing. 

Meanwhile, a buttery pastry smeared with a zesty ricotta topping is hiding underneath. 

8. Purple Carrot Cake

You won’t find cream cheese frosting or raisins in this carrot cake.

Grated carrots speckle the cake with purple and honey adds a sweet touch. 

With the help of self-raising flour, it gets the perfect rise. Dust it with powdered sugar and it’s complete.

This 10-ingredient cake is remarkably easy. Just don’t overmix the cake batter.

9. Spicy Purple Carrot Dip

I guarantee nobody will guess what’s in this dip. 

It’s spicy, umami, creamy, tangy, and sweet. But something about it is hard to put your finger on. 

Rather, it’s the combo of purple carrots, silken tofu, dates, and miso. Seriously, this unique dip is a must-try.

10. Purple Carrot Open Crumb Sourdough Bread

I’m a big sourdough lover, but never in a million years would I have thought to add carrot juice to it. 

Purple carrot juice gives this bread such an intriguing color. It’s great for Easter and a fun activity for spring.

To make the juice, roast the carrots first. Then, you strain them to separate the pulp. 

It’s by no means quick, but the labor of love is well worth the effort. 

11. Purple Carrot & Chinese Cabbage Sauerkraut

From burgers to bratwurst, there are plenty of reasons to make this sauerkraut. 

If you’re new to homemade sauerkraut, this is a great place to start. It calls for five ingredients, and the process is easy to understand. 

When it’s done, you’ll have a gut-friendly condiment. 

Plus, it doesn’t hurt that purple carrots are full of anthocyanins. These powerful antioxidants are an excellent anti-inflammatory.

12. Purple Carrot Sunflower Seed Muffins 

These purple carrot muffins are great for a grab-and-go breakfast. They’re also a nice afternoon snack. 

They’re packed with carrots, sunflower seeds, and raisins. And the crunchy topping is the best part. It’s sweet, cinnamony, and full of sunflower seeds.

The recipe yields about a dozen. Sometimes, I like to use a mini muffin pan for the perfect little bite.

13. Purple Carrot Nettle Soup

Every now and then, a detoxifying soup is in order. So the next time you need a gut check, put on a pot of this soup. 

It’s chock-full of all sorts of plant-based goodies. Purple carrots, nettles, garlic, and purple potatoes are just a few.

Purple carrots and nettles are full of antioxidants and vitamin A.

Just be sure to wear gloves when handling raw nettles. Their sting isn’t the most pleasant feeling.

14. Purple Carrot + Golden Beet Tahini Salad

This six-ingredient root veggie salad is glowing with goodness!

Golden beets and purple carrots are the perfect match. They both have an earthy sweetness, and they taste great together.

To accentuate the flavor, toss them with the lemon tahini dressing. 

For a vegan version, swap out the honey for agave nectar.

15. Homemade Purple Juice 

Looking for a fresh dose of daily antioxidants? If so, make this purple juice.

It’s revitalizing and so easy to whip up! All you need are purple beets, purple grapes, and purple carrots. (Well, you also need a juicer.)

Chock-full of antioxidants, it’s a super healthy way to start the day.

16. Braised Purple Carrots

Braised purple carrots are a universal side. You can pair them with proteins like chicken, roast, lamb, or pork chops.

The recipe only requires a few ingredients to make.

Carrots aside, you need sage, shallots, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Oh, and a quality port wine for braising. 

17. Smoked Carrots (Ginger Butter Glazed Carrots)

Have you tried smoked carrots yet? They’re incredible!

There are a few ways you can add the smoky flavor. The first is obvious: cook them in the smoker. 

You can also use a smoke infuser or your own DIY smoker. 

Whichever method you choose, sear the carrots first with garlic, ginger, and butter. 

It helps speed up the smoking process. Not to mention, it also makes them extra flavorful.

17 Best Purple Carrots Recipes to Jazz Up Your Meals

These purple carrot recipes are bursting with flavor and color! From hummus to soup to muffins and cake, get ready to be dazzled!

Ingredients

  • Carrot Hummus

  • Purple Carrot Pudding (Kali Gajar Ka Halwa)

  • Miso Glazed Purple Carrot Salad and Barley

  • Spiced Purple Carrot & Coconut Soup

  • Purple Carrot, Coconut, Strawberry, Lime Smoothie

  • Shaved Carrot Ricotta Tart

  • Purple Carrot Cake

  • Spicy Purple Carrot Dip

  • Purple Carrot Open Crumb Sourdough Bread

  • Purple Carrot & Chinese Cabbage Sauerkraut

  • Purple Carrot Sunflower Seed Muffins

  • Purple Carrot Nettle Soup

  • Purple Carrot + Golden Beet Tahini Salad

  • Homemade Purple Juice

  • Braised Purple Carrots

  • Smoked Carrots (Ginger Butter Glazed Carrots)

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious purple carrot dish in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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