Spicy Carrots With Parsley and Cilantro

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This delicious vegetable recipe is a great side dish for entertaining because you can serve it warm, at room temperature or even slightly chilled. And it goes with almost any main course, from beef to chicken to fish. MAKE AHEAD: The carrots can be prepared early in the day and kept at room temperature or refrigerated. From Anissa Helou and the Couscous Chronicles, Food and Wine, March 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, deep skillet, cover the carrots and garlic with water and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool; discard the garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, paprika and crushed red pepper. Season the dressing with salt. Add the carrots, toss to coat and sprinkle the almonds on top. Serve warm, at room temperature or slightly chilled.
Most Helpful

Great side dish! I loved the idea of cooking the carrots with garlic - something I had never thought of doing before. I used about half the amount of carrots as I was only serving 3 people, but I did keep the rest of the ingredients the same. A wonderful blend of flavours. Made and reviewed for ZWT 4.

Sarah! June 20, 2008

Hi Cheryl, these were wonderful! I have been looking for a way to carrots to be less boring and then your recipe came to mind! What a great dish - we had it as a trial for our Passover Seder. What we found amazing that one of the residents asked for honey! Wow - what a great new way to serve this dish!! It was delicious as well! Thanks for sharing, Diane :)

Manami April 10, 2008