Pickled Rainbow Carrot Sticks

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by Chris on September 15, 2011


Rainbow carrots never fail to catch my eye. They are the pot of gold at the end of the farmer’s market aisle. The combination of purple, orange, white and yellow hues attached to long, leafy greens are magnetic, and their freshness call to me.

While these beauties have been around for decades, my love affair became public last summer with some Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Ginger Garlic Miso Butter. I enjoy their bright flavor, healthy attributes, and the fact that they are a WFV – waste free veggie. Many times, we’re so quick to chop and toss carrot greens to the side.  No!   The greens are edible, too! C’mon now! Add those greens to a soup, salad or in a pesto (which is what I did!)

The carrot green pesto is for another day, though.  Right now?  The roots. I try not to alter rainbow carrots because I enjoy their crisp, natural state. And that’s what I did here. Channeling my inner Angie and remembering a bookmarked recipe from Gourmet, these pickled sticks are my refreshing attempt to hold tight to summer just a little while longer.

These carrots pickled ended up with lovely flavors, and I have been munching on them all week.  Although they won’t last much longer, I am still sending the recipe to Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs), the host of both the Italian and English editions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

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Pam September 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM

I always have a jar of pickled veggies in my freezer, and this is going to be my next one!

Chris September 20, 2011 at 9:23 PM

ooh! Pam, I never think of freezing them. Noted! (That will make me happy in the winter!)

Kate September 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM

I love when you can get the same vegetable in a variety of colors, just for aesthetic purposes.

Chris September 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM

It’s cool how they can produce them, Kate…so pretty.

Rivki Locker September 16, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Super pretty! Love those colors.

Chris September 20, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Thanks Rivki! I can never resist them.

Graziana September 19, 2011 at 3:40 AM

I love rainbow carrots too, I can’t find them here so I often grow them!
Thank you for joining WHB.

Chris September 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Thanks for hosting Graziana!

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