I’ve got another veggie in the line-up for you today. I wasn’t joking when I said I’m on a mission to eat more vegetables! Veggie sides can just be so boring. It’s nice to switch things up now and then to help get things all health-ified. The best part of this dish is that it is super quick, coming in under 10 minutes, very little of which involves any hands on time. This makes it incredibly easy to throw together as a side dish to any meal. The dressing has some bold Moroccan flavors which provides a zesty punch to the carrots. This dish can be served either hot or cold which makes it great for transportable summer picnic foods, or a warm-you-up winter meal at home. Did I mention it is also totally healthy? Say goodbye to boring carrots, and hello to this bold, flavorful bunch!
1 lb carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Fill a medium-sized saucepan with 3/4 full of water. Bring to a boil. Add in carrots and boil for 7 minutes.
2. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, and spices in a small bowl. Pour of the cooked carrots and stir in cilantro. Serve hot or cold.