The plant's beta-carotene-packed root takes the nutrition and flavor spotlight. When buying carrots, choose firm, bright-orange ones without splits or cracks. The deeper the orange, the more beta-carotene present.
This side dish has hands-on appeal: After roasting, you spread the earthy, caramelized garlic onto carrots that have become sweet upon cooking.
Several distinct flavors blend harmoniously in this mixture: Carrots, oranges, and cashews mingle, while watercress provides a fresh, crunchy contrast. A refreshing orange vinaigrette gives a bit of complexity to every bite.
Carrots and raisins give a note of sweetness to this traditional North African dish. This version is made even more nutritious by swapping out the usual couscous for protein-packed quinoa.
Buying grains such as couscous in bulk keeps down the cost of this Moroccan-inspired dish.