Want to add a touch of sweetness to your roast? Our delicious sweet carrot puree is the perfect choice. This creamy and velvety side dish perfectly complements the flavors of any roast while adding a unique touch. Made from fresh, locally sourced carrots, our puree is a nutritious and flavorful addition to your meal. Its smooth consistency and natural sweetness will delight young and old alike. Prepare this easy recipe in no time and impress your guests with a vibrant and delicious side dish that will leave them wanting more.
- large piece of butter
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1kg carrots, sliced
- Bunch of parsley, finely chopped
For a delicious cheese variant, you can stir in 100 g of coarsely grated, ripe cheddar instead of the parsley.
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan and fry the onions and sugar together for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very soft and dark golden.
- Meanwhile, boil or steam the carrots for 15-20 minutes until very soft.
- Drain well and return the carrots to the pan.
- Add the caramelized onions to the pan with the carrots.
- Using a hand blender, puree the carrots and onions into a smooth puree.
- Stir in parsley.
- Serve the sweet carrot puree.
Equipment and tools
To prepare sweet carrot puree, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- cutting board
- wooden spoon
- Blender or food processor
Please note the following allergen information for sweet carrot puree:
- dairy: This recipe contains butter and cheese (if cheese is optionally added).
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to save sweet carrot puree for later use, follow these guidelines:
- Allow the puree to cool completely before storing.
- Pour the puree into an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Note: The puree may thicken slightly as it cools. When reheating, simply add a small amount of water or milk to reach your desired consistency.
Health Benefits of Sweet Carrot Puree
Not only are carrots a versatile and delicious addition to various dishes, but they also offer numerous health benefits. When this simple vegetable is transformed into a sweet carrot puree, it is not only irresistibly delicious, but also offers a fantastic way to incorporate important nutrients into your diet. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of sweet carrot puree.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Carrots are rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamin C, which protect the body from damage caused by harmful free radicals. These antioxidants strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation and promote overall well-being.
2. Supports vision health
Carrots contain a lot of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision, especially in low light conditions. Regular consumption of carrot puree can help improve vision and prevent age-related vision problems.
3. Promotes digestive health
With their high fiber content, carrots are ideal for supporting healthy digestion. Including sweet carrot puree in your meals can help regulate bowel movements, prevent constipation, and help maintain a healthy gut.
4. Promotes skin health
The antioxidants in carrots contribute to healthy skin by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays and environmental pollutants. Additionally, the vitamin C in carrots supports collagen production, giving your skin a youthful and radiant appearance.
5. Supports heart health
Carrots are rich in potassium, which is essential for maintaining proper heart function. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and promotes overall heart health. Consuming sweet carrot puree as part of a balanced diet can have positive effects on your cardiovascular system.
6. Improves immune function
Carrots are rich in vitamin C and can effectively strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections and disease. Eating sweet carrot puree can boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
In addition to the health benefits provided by the carrots themselves, the version of sweet carrot puree containing 100g of coarsely grated mature cheddar offers the added benefit of protein and calcium from the cheese. This combination increases the nutritional value of the dish and further improves its taste.
Whether you enjoy sweet carrot puree on its own or experiment with the cheese version, incorporating this nutritious dish into your meals can do wonders for your health. Take advantage of the abundance of carrots available and reap the benefits of this healthy vegetable in a delicious and delicious form.