Our creamy green avocado cilantro dressing is perfect for dressing up cooked vegetables, salads, and bean medley and takes our roasted chili Carrots to a whole new level.
Chili Roasted Carrots with Avocado Cilantro Dressing
It can be easy being green!
Our recipe for delicious avocado cilantro dressing turns a handful of fresh ingredients into an irresistible blend of creamy fresh dressing in minutes. We combine fresh cilantro leaves, avocado, lemon juice, salt, cumin water and a touch of high-quality olive oil to create this knock-out green dressing that we partner with our spicy-sweet roasted carrots.
A New Green Goddess Has Arrived
Green dressings had their heyday in the 1970s when salad lovers blended fresh parsley, chives and other herbs with sour cream and mayonnaise to create the iconic Green Goddess Dressing featured in NY and LA eateries.
Our green dressings amp up the flavor — and nutrients — as we allow fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or mint to take center stage and combine them with heart-healthy fats like avocado and olive oil.
Other Green Sauces for Roasted Vegetables
You may want to try one of our other delicious green sauces like Avocado Crema, our piquant Cilantro Sauce (paired with yummy Stuffed Poblano Peppers), our favorite Avocado Tahini Cream (perfect with veggie burgers) which is another great dressing for roasted carrots, potatoes, and more, and our Spicy Yemenite Schug.
For this recipe, we paired our avocado cilantro dressing with sweet roasted carrots.
How Long Do You Roast Carrots?
We like to use large “winter-carrots” for our carrot dishes – the slightly sweeter version of commercially bagged carrots that are sold individually in the bulk vegetable section of grocery stores.
We find the best roasting takes place when you cut carrots in thick, similarly-sized sticks to ensure even cooking. Place cut carrots on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and spices, and roast at 400 degrees for 35 minutes (whole, uncut carrots will take 45 minutes – 1 hour, depending on their size.) Once roasted, top with avocado cilantro dressing or one of our other delicious green dressings.
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Our creamy green avocado cilantro dressing is perfect for dressing up cooked vegetables, salads, and bean medley and takes our roasted chili carrots to a whole new level.
10 medium-large sized carrots
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp prepared chili powder
Avocado Cilantro Dressing
2 cups packed cilantro leaves
1 Hass avocado
4 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
TO ROAST THE CARROTS
- Pre-heat oven to 400F
- Cut carrots in half lengthwise, and cut each half in 2-3 pieces depending on the thickness ensuring all the pieces are similar in size and thickness
- Place carrots in a large bowl and add olive oil, salt, and chili powder
- Mix well until all the carrots are well coated with the olive oil and the spices
- Bake for 35 minutes or until tender
TO MAKE THE AVOCADO CILANTRO DRESSING
- Put all the avocado cilantro dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender
- Blend until smooth and creamy
- Store in a container in the fridge
Serve roasted carrots warm and top with cilantro avocado dressing
- Serving Size: 1/6 of the dish
- Calories: 150
- Sugar: 5.2
- Sodium: 499
- Fat: 12
- Saturated Fat: 2
- Unsaturated Fat: 10
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 11
- Fiber: 3.5
- Protein: 1.3
- Cholesterol: 0