Make dinnertime more flavorful by putting roasted carrots with ginger and curry on the table. This easy veggie side dish only takes 30 minutes! Originally published January 2015. Last updated November 2022.
Carrots are versatile and delicious but I've noticed that they get a bad rap for being either too sweet, mushy, or bland. Today's creative carrot recipe will scrub the memories of any bad carrot experiences you might have had and create a clean slate of flavor and perfectly roasted tender texture. Let's get into it!
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What do roasted carrots taste like with curry and ginger?
If you're wondering how to eat more vegetables when you hate them, adding familiar flavors is a great start. I also recommend playing with different textures and presentations. This recipe ticks all three boxes.
The carrots are earthy with a very slight sweet fruitiness because of their original flavor and the olive oil. Ginger adds some warmth and peppery taste and curry powder provides brightness, savory, and spicy flavor, depending on the kind you use. Looking for carrot recipes that aren't sweet? This is the one!
As far as texture, they are tender with just enough bite or crispness. Roasting in the oven makes the outside caramelized and I slice them in half for a different look and eating experience. But you can cut and prep them however you like.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Making carrots taste good is easy. Here's what to add to your grocery list.
- Black Pepper
- Curry Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
A note on substitutions: You can use the curry powder of your choice to get the most desirable flavor and customize the heat, pungency, and overall flavor profile of your carrots.
Tips & Tools for this Recipe
I use a few trusty tools to roast all kinds of vegetables from crispy brussels sprouts to a whole rainbow of roots. Grab a sharp knife and a cutting board to the slice carrots lengthwise. You'll also need a sheet pan to roast them on and I recommend preparing it with non-stick oil spray.
What temperature should I roast carrots? Higher heat helps yield a caramelized exterior and crisp interior when roasting vegetables. But you don't have to broil the carrots. 375 degrees is sufficient for this recipe.
How to know when carrots are finished cooking? Carrots should be fork tender, meaning you can easily pierce them with a dinner fork, as you would to eat them. The outside of the carrots will be glossy, slightly wrinkled, and firm to the touch. You'll also notice a bit of browning around the edges. That's the caramelization!
How to store roasted vegetables? Store roasted veggies refrigerated and in an airtight container. These carrots will keep for about one week. Don't freeze them.
Benefits of Carrots for PCOS
I can still hear my mother say "carrots are good for your eyes," which is true, and they're also great for managing PCOS symptoms with nutrition. I incorporate carrots into my hormone healthy dinner ideas, This is a great luteal phase recipe because root vegetables help with liver detoxification and effective elimination, which encourage the right balance of hormones for this point in the cycle. Check out another easy carrot recipe and dark leafy green salad for more of what to eat during luteal phase of cycle.
What to Serve with Roasted Carrots
What foods do carrots pair well with? You might be used to eating carrot sticks with saucy wings and ranch but this savory carrot dish calls for a full meal. The flavors pair amazingly with Moroccan chicken thighs or lemon pepper shrimp and you can bring them to a cookout to enjoy with smoky ribs. And more vegetables on the side won't hurt. Try my sautéed brussels sprouts.
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Recipe for Roasted Curry Ginger Carrots
Ginger Curry Carrots
- 2 pounds carrots
- 2 tablespoons olive oli
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon parsley optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick oil spray and set aside. Place carrots on a rectangular baking sheet or pan.
- Scrub carrots clean and chop of stem ends. Slice in halves lengthwise.
- Spread carrots out on sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil over top of then season with sea salt, black pepper, curry powder, garlic powder, and ginger and toss until each carrot is evenly coated.
- Place pan of carrots into oven to roast for about 30 minutes or until fork tender.
- Serve carrots warm. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.