Easter Carrots Recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: mid
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 169 kCal 8%
Fat 12.6g 18%
  -  Saturates 1.9g 10%
Carbohydrates 5.2g 8%

This rainbow side dish will take a simple side of carrots to the next level.

Heritage carrots are a great way to inject a variety of colours to your table, and the simple tahini dressing lifts the delicious
sweetness of the carrots. We like to leave the skins on for extra flavour and fibre, just give them a good scrub beforehand to remove any grit and dirt. The humble carrot is an ingredient that’s often looked down upon, but you can turn something simple, into something spectacular, like this Heritage carrot en-croute.

You can buy rainbow carrots from most supermarkets now, but if you can’t get hold of them regular carrots will also work. If you fancy something a little different, smaller chantenay carrots are also fun, they will take a little less time to cook but just poke them with a fork to test when they are done.


  • 750g Mixed heritage carrots, washed and cut
  • small bunch coriander plus extra to serve
  • 2tbsp tahini
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 2tbsp olive oil


  • Put the carrots in a pan and cover with cold water and a tsp of salt, bring to the boil
    and cook for 10 mins.

  • Meanwhile blitz the coriander, tahini and lime juice together with a pinch of salt and
    generous grind of black pepper. If too thick add a little water.

  • Drain the cooked carrots and arrange on a serving plate, drizzle over the dressing
    and top with a few extra coriander leaves.

Top Tip for making Easter Carrots

Carrots are a great source of vitamin A

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