Carrots are a kitchen staple, a background player flavoring stocks and sauces and adding color to salads and stir-fries, but they’re worthy of a starring role on the table. There are a world of possibilities for showcasing them, from spicy dips and salads to roasted and glazed dishes that play up carrots’ natural sweetness.

Photo of Molasses-and-Ginger-Glazed Carrots by Chris Rochelle /

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