Spiced Carrots with Cumin and Fresh Ginger

This simple carrot dish is adapted from a recipe by Eric Ripert. He uses baby carrots with the greens attached. I think they’re beautiful and make for a pretty presentation, but use what’s accessible to you. My carrots were large so I halved and quartered them. For a nice kick, I grated in some fresh ginger which will balance out the sweetness of the carrots. This is one of my favorite vegetable appetizers because it’s so flavorful and goes well with many entrees.

I added agave syrup, which is sweeter than honey so you won’t need as much. The original recipe uses butter but I substituted with coconut oil, my preferred cooking oil. Serve these carrots alongside my spiced duck breast, which make for a delicious holiday meal.

Wash, then cut off carrot ends and peel.

Depending on how big your carrots are, half or quarter them. Mine were large.

Add the carrots, coconut oil, agave and spices to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes.

Spiced Carrots with Cumin and Fresh Ginger Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave, or 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, or cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste

    On medium high heat, place the carrots in a large pan with coconut oil, agave and 1/3 cup water. Season carrots with ginger, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and stir occasionally. Cook for about 20 minutes, until caramelized and tender.

    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Yield: 2-4 servings
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    3 Responses to “Spiced Carrots with Cumin and Fresh Ginger”

    1. Judit - Corina @WineDineDaily February 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Amazing recipe! Love the cumin and ginger with sweet carrots – Thank you 🙂 J & C

      • Barb February 26, 2012 at 9:05 am #

        Thanks for stopping by and the nice comment 🙂

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