Curry carrot fries dipped in creamy, delicious peanut sauce are addicting without the guilt. This vegan, healthy appetizer will be a new family favorite!
Carrot fries are an easy, creative way to get more carrots into your diet in a delicious way - especially with peanut sauce to dip them in. Tossing in curry powder adds a delectable flavor that pairs perfectly with the sauce and sweet, earthiness of the carrots. Since the recipe is vegan and gluten free, carrot fries are a great appetizer or snack for people with dietary restrictions.
Baked carrot fries are a go-to staple in our house. Although they're awesome enough on their own, dipping makes them super satisfying. Baking the carrots reduces their size making it easy to eat a ridiculous amount of carrot without even realizing that you're snacking on veggies. Raw carrots just don't have the same snack appeal.
How to make carrot fries
This recipe is so simple, you can't not try it out. The hardest part is chopping the carrots. After that, all you do is toss the carrots in oil and the seasonings, lay them out on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for another 10. Simple right?
The peanut sauce is equally easy. Throw all of the ingredients into a pan, cook down for about 5 minutes and serve with the carrots. It's that quick and easy. For this reason, I like making these carrot fries as an appetizer or side dish to go with Thai, Indian food, or whatever other recipe I can find that pairs well.
One thing to note, it may seem like a lot of carrots, but they cook down to about half their pre-cooked size. Here they are before baking: