Roasted rainbow carrots with cilantro pepita dressing

These rainbow-roasted carrots with cilantro pepita dressing are perfect for Thanksgiving or any other friends or family gathering. The color is so beautiful and eye-catching, and the contrast with the cilantro pepita dressing takes it to another level in color and flavor.

Rainbow-roasted carrots with cilantro pepita dressing are a great choice for Thanksgiving or any other gathering with friends or family. The colors of the dish are vibrant and eye-catching. The cilantro pepita dressing provides a beautiful contrast in both color and flavor, elevating the dish to the next level.

A plate of roasted carrots with a green sauce on it.

What are rainbow carrots?

We are accustomed to eating orange carrots, but in reality, there are carrots of different colors such as purple, yellow, white, and even red. All these types of carrots have excellent flavor and offer various health benefits.

I purchased these carrots at my local supermarket. If they are unavailable, regular carrots will suffice.

Roasted carrots on a baking sheet.

About this rainbow carrot recipe

ingredients for roasting carrots

Because of the sweetness of the carrots, you only need the carrots, olive oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper. I like to use Kosher salt when I’m cooking.

How to make roasted rainbow carrots

Wash and peel the carrots, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at a 450º F oven until tender when pierced with a fork. Meanwhile, make the cilantro pepita dressing.

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Ingredients cilantro pepita dressing

  • Cilantro: I use leaves and stems, and the stems are full of flavor.
  • Serrano or jalapeño chile. Choose your chiles based on the desired spice level: serrano and jalapeños for mild, hotter peppers for more heat.
  • Pumpkin seeds, pepitas in Spanish
  • Juice of a lime or lemon
  • Olive oil

How to make the dressing

To create the perfect dressing, start by blending all the ingredients together with a good pinch of salt. Continue to blend until the mixture reaches a smooth and creamy texture that is neither too thick nor too runny. The ideal consistency should be loose enough to fall over the rainbow-roasted carrots, without weighing them down or becoming too watery. Be sure to adjust the seasoning as needed to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Roasted carrots with a green sauce on a slate plate.

How to serve the roasted carrots?

I love to serve the roasted carrots on an extended platter drizzled with the cilantro pepita dressing and sprinkle crushed pepitas (pumpkin seeds) on top.

You could also serve them over a bed of quinoa or rice and finish with pomegranate seeds.

Serve over homemade bread spread with homemade vegan herbed cream cheese.

How to store the roasted carrots

Store in an airtight container in the fridge; they will last up to three days. Reheat in the microwave as needed. Adjust the seasoning if needed.

If you have dressing left, use it over any other roasted vegetable or drizzle over rice or quinoa.

Other carrot recipes that you may like.

A plate of roasted carrots with a green sauce on it.

Roasted rainbow carrots with cilantro pumpkin dressing

These rainbow-roasted carrots with cilantro pepita dressing are perfect for Thanksgiving or any other friends or family gathering. The color is so beautiful and eye-catching, and the contrast with the cilantro pepita dressing takes it to another level in color and flavor.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds rainbow carrots peeled
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cilantro pepita dressing

  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Place the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Put in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cilantro pepita dressing

  • Add the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy, taste and adjust the flavor if necessary.

Serving

  • Place the roasted rainbow carrots on a platter and finish by drizzling the pepita cilantro dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 1343mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 31566IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
Keyword carrots, rainbow carrots, roasted carrots

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