Do you love carrots but crave something different? Look no further! These 20+ sensational sauces for carrots will elevate your veggie game. Whether you’re making steamed carrots, carrot fries, glazed carrots, or roasted carrots, you’ll find a great sauce option here!
Carrots, with their natural sweetness and delightful crunch, are a perfect canvas for experimenting with a wide range of sauces.
Whether you prefer zesty, creamy, or spicy flavors, there’s a sauce on this list to suit your taste buds. From tangy Lemon Glaze to fiery Spicy Harissa Aioli, each sauce adds a unique dimension to the humble carrot, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
So, the next time you find yourself cooking carrots, don’t be afraid to get saucy and explore the incredible flavor combinations that await you!
The BEST Sauces for Carrots (Dipping Sauces, Glazes & More!)
Cilantro Lime DressingFresh and vibrant, a cilantro lime dressing injects a burst of citrusy flavors into your carrot dish. Made with zesty lime juice, fragrant cilantro, garlic, and a touch of honey, this dressing complements the sweetness of the carrots and adds a tangy, herbaceous note. Toss your carrots in this dressing for a refreshing twist that will leave you wanting more.
Tahini Yogurt SauceA Middle Eastern-inspired tahini yogurt sauce creates a creamy and nutty counterpart to roasted carrots. This sauce, made with tahini, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and a sprinkle of herbs, adds a luscious and tangy element to your carrot dish. Drizzle it generously over your roasted carrots or use it as a dip for a truly satisfying experience.
Lemon Thyme GlazeThese are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can't get enough of!
Honey Mustard GlazeFor a zesty and slightly sweet touch, honey mustard glaze is the perfect partner for roasted carrots. Its combination of tangy mustard, honey, and a hint of acidity adds a delightful contrast to the carrots' natural flavors. Brush the glaze over your roasted carrots and enjoy the harmonious blend of savory and sweet.
Ginger Soy GlazeInfuse your carrots with an Asian flair by tossing them in a glossy ginger soy glaze. The combination of ginger's warmth, soy sauce's umami richness, and a touch of sweetness makes for an irresistible sauce that coats the carrots with a flavorful glaze. Roast or stir-fry your carrots in this glaze for a taste that will transport your palate to the Far East.
Honey Garlic Yogurt SauceThese beauties need to be on your table! Deeply roasted rainbow carrots, swizzles of tangy garlicky yogurt sauce, a golden drizzle of honey, and festive pistachio crunches on top.
Spicy Harissa AioliFor those who appreciate a little heat, a spicy harissa aioli is a fantastic companion to roasted carrots. This North African chili paste mixed with creamy aioli creates a fiery yet balanced sauce that enhances the carrots' natural sweetness. Dip your roasted carrots into this tantalizing aioli, or drizzle it generously over carrot fries for a spicy kick.
Balsamic ReductionIndulge your taste buds with a balsamic reduction that adds depth and richness to roasted carrots. The combination of aged balsamic vinegar and sweet honey creates a luxurious glaze that beautifully caramelizes as it coats the carrots. Drizzle this reduction over your roasted carrots to elevate them into a sophisticated culinary experience.
Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Feta and PumpkinWith feta cheese, za’atar and pumpkin seeds scattered on top, these roasted carrots are far more exciting than a side dish has any business being. But every dinner party needs a scene stealer, right?
Spicy Sriracha MayoFor those who enjoy a little heat, a spicy sriracha mayo can add a kick to roasted carrots. Mix mayonnaise with sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt for a zesty and creamy sauce.
Cilantro Lime CremaThis quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing or dipping sauce.
Many of these carrot sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Do you love carrots but crave something different? Look no further! These 20+ sensational sauces for carrots will elevate your veggie game! Try these Oven Roasted Mexican Carrots elote style. Similar to how you’d dress grilled street corn, these delicious tender carrots are topped with lime, crumbled cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. So crazy good!
Arrange carrots on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, toss with chili powder and cumin, and season with salt & pepper.
Roast 15-20 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork.
Meanwhile, combine lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Arrange carrots on a serving platter and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and crumbled cheese.
Serve hot or at room temperature. Enjoy!
You can roast the carrots up to three days ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat, you can serve them at room temperature, or pop them in the microwave for about 1 minute. Then, top them with the sauce and cheese and enjoy!