Turmeric carrot fries with “cheesy” cashew dip

Turmeric carrot fries with “cheesy” cashew dip

Happy Wednesday, internet pals! Today’s recipe is for a super simple side dish that is FULL of flavour and pairs well with whatever simple dinner you might be whipping up (for example…little protein bites like these or these).

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I only recently discovered the CRAZY phenomenon that is: you can make fries out of pretty much any hearty vegetable. They are not limited to potatoes!!! I’ve been loving doing fries out of veggies like:

  • zucchini
  • jicama
  • beet
  • and of course, CARROTS!

turmeric carrot fries w/ "cheesy" cashew dip | kulaskitchen.com

These carrot fries are made in the same way you’d do sweet potato fries. Just chop ’em up into thin strips, coat in avocado oil + spices, and bake until browned + crispy! These things are highly addictive, so be warned.

turmeric carrot fries w/ "cheesy" cashew dip | kulaskitchen.com

And let’s talk about the dip. It’s SO incredibly creamy + luscious, and has that perfect hint of a “cheesy” taste from nutritional yeast (which is my obsession). A pinch of turmeric in the dip gives it that gorgeous yellow colour. There are so many other uses for this dip too – dip raw or roasted veggies, spread it on a sandwich, or melt some into hot pasta. Perfection! Enjoy friends 🙂

Turmeric carrot fries with “cheesy” cashew dip

Turmeric carrot fries with “cheesy” cashew dip

Ingredients

  • 10 large carrots, sliced into thin (1/2 inch) strips
  • 2 tbsp. avocado or olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Chopped parsley, for serving
    For cashew cheese dip:
  • 1 c. raw cashews, soaked at least 6 hours or overnight
  • ⅓ c. filtered water
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and grease a large baking sheet with oil.
  2. Toss your carrot strips with the avocado/olive oil and all of your spices in a large bowl. Make sure everything is well coated, then lay them in a single layer on your baking sheet (make sure they aren't touching so they get nice and crispy - divide between 2 sheets if necessary!)
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through, or until brown and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare your dip by combining all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor (I use my Nutribullet). Make sure it's completely smooth and set aside.
  5. Remove fries from oven and top with a bit of extra salt and chopped parsley if desired. Serve with dip and enjoy!
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