Whether you’re serving raw carrot sticks, roasting a side dish of carrots, or adding carrots to a stew, the right sauce can make all the difference.
I’m here to tell you about 18 sauces for carrots that will take your breath away.
From sweet and savory to spicy and tangy, there’s a sauce for every type of carrot dish that will bring out the best in them.
From creamy, herby sauces to zesty, citrusy dressings, I’ll show you how to turn your carrots into a flavor experience.
The Best Sauces for Carrots
Don’t settle for plain carrots.
Try these sensational sauces!
If you’re looking for a trusted confidante, this is it.
This Thai peanut dipping sauce will always be there to make any food situation better.
That’s how good it is!
It requires just nine ingredients — eight of which you likely already have in your pantry.
All you need is two cloves of garlic, ginger, lime juice, maple syrup, peanut butter and soy sauce (or tamari), red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
It’s that easy!
Mix everything together until smooth and creamy then let the flavors meld for at least 30 minutes before serving for an out-of-this-world flavor experience like no other.
There’s something special about homemade sauces.
They can really bring a meal to life!
This soy ginger sauce is no exception.
It starts with fresh ginger and plenty of punchy garlic chili sauce—which gives it an irresistible kick that you won’t soon forget.
To balance out the flavors, I used low-sodium soy sauce and lots of canola oil, and rice wine vinegar.
The combination may seem unusual, but the taste will have you coming back for more.
Trust me – one scoop is all it takes to add character to any dish.
This apricot-mustard dipping sauce adds the perfect subtle sweetness to any dish.
One taste of this thick, creamy condiment can make any stale meal pop!
- To start, combine mayo with whole-grain mustard and melted apricot jam.
- Then whisk it until you get a smooth, homogenous consistency.
The result is an irresistibly sweet and savory spruce up for roasted veggies or fried food – like french fries, potato chips, or onion rings; simply dunk them in this dip for an added kick of flavor!
This sauce pairs especially well with salty foods because it cuts through all that saltiness.
So why not try it out on some sandwiches too?
This is one seriously flavorful sauce that’s sure to spice up any veggie or fish dish.
It starts with the subtle sweetness of chopped fresh pineapple, then adds garlic and a unique blend of ingredients: pineapple juice, rice vinegar, lemon juice, zest, and sugar.
Then top it off with some red pepper flakes for just the right amount of kick!
The cornstarch helps thicken this sauce into a creamy consistency without losing its tantalizing flavors.
Make sure to simmer everything until it reduces down slightly, forming the best glaze your carrots will ever taste.
Bring out those bold flavors even further by drizzling some spicy pineapple sauce on top – you won’t regret it!
This blue cheese sauce is seriously the best way to take any carrot dish to the next level!
Aside from its amazing flavor, what I love about it most is that it only requires 4 ingredients (plus a little salt and pepper).
So easy, yet so elegant.
The key here is using high-quality blue cheese and real mayonnaise.
Trust me, you will taste the difference – plus, better quality ingredients make this sauce lower in fat than other versions out there.
So whether you’re serving carrots for dinner or as an indulgent snack, don’t forget to add some oomph with this incredible blue cheese sauce.
You’ve heard of guava jelly, but have you ever tried it in BBQ sauce?
This special recipe pairs tangy guava paste with smoky barbecue sauce to create an extraordinary flavor combination.
The kick of garlic and lime juice takes it to the next level.
Brush this heavenly concoction on grilled, roasted, or steamed carrots – they won’t be the same again!
After all, this ambrosial combo goes beyond any plain old veggie dish.
In fact, your family will think you spent hours making something truly unique for them to savor.
This Chinese garlic sauce will soon become your kids’ favorite side dish. It’s not just kid-friendly, it has flavors that adults will love too.
It only requires about 15 minutes to make – and most of the ingredients are ones you already have in your pantry!
No shopping required.
Plus, this tangy, sweet & salty garlic sauce is not only great for stir-fries – baste it onto vegetables or meats before grilling for an added level of complexity… yum!
This creamy Parmesan peppercorn dressing could be the key to turning your average carrot salad into something special.
It starts with a classic base of mayonnaise and buttermilk, which act as emulsifiers to create a creamy texture.
From there we add white wine vinegar for tang and freshly cracked black pepper for a punch of heat.
But it’s the Parmesan cheese that really makes this dressing stand out.
It adds richness and depth to what would otherwise be another boring vinaigrette.
The fact that you can tailor it so easily – just adjust buttermilk or sour cream levels if you want a thinner consistency – is icing on the cake! I promise – one bite, and you’ll reach for seconds (and thirds).
Let’s talk about the perfect dip – Chinese hot mustard dipping sauce.
If you’re a fan of heat and exciting flavors, this one is for you!
This easy-to-make deliciousness only requires five ingredients: mustard powder, salt, white pepper, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, and hot water.
It has just the right amount of kick thanks to the mustard powder and hints of sweetness from the rice vinegar.
The best part?
It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare!
The best way to enjoy this sauce – pair it with freshly cut carrots!
Try it once and you won’t be able to resist diving into a big bowlful every time.
Everybody knows that Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion is a classic, but their recipe for the sauce isn’t as well known.
I can fix that.
This unique blend of mayo, chili sauce, dijon mustard, onion, and garlic powder – plus Worcestershire and a few other flavorful ingredients – creates an addictive dipping sauce you won’t be able to get enough of.
Mix these ingredients together in one bowl then store it in your fridge until you’re ready to dive into some party-perfect vegetables like celery or carrots sticks.
One bite and all your guests will be begging you for the recipe!
This cheddar cheese dipping sauce is about to be your kids’ new favorite way of eating veggies!
With a cheesy and salty flavor, it’s sure to make them want seconds (or thirds, no judgement here).
The ingredients are simple and the instructions are quick!
- All you have to do is melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium heat, then whisk in the flour until it has absorbed all excess liquid.
- While stirring steadily add the milk into the mix till everything forms into a thick sauce.
- Mix in the chili powder and salt, reduce heat to low-medium, and stir in shredded cheese until fully melted.
It doesn’t get easier than that for an amazing snack for those picky eaters!
Looking for a way to make your carrots exciting?
Look no further than this amazing honey dipping sauce!
It’s so good, you might just find yourself dunking all kinds of foods in it.
The mix of mayo, sour cream, and two kinds of mustard lends a complexity that’s surprisingly tasty.
The bright lemon juice or white vinegar adds even more flavor—then the sweetness from the honey rounds everything out perfectly.
So go ahead and dip away!
Serve this Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce at your next get-together and watch it fly off the table.
With butter as its base, you already know this dipping sauce is going to be divine.
But it’s the herbs and spices that truly elevate this saucy treat to something special.
Lemon juice provides a necessary tartness while cayenne pepper gives it a surprising kick.
Just one bite of these flavors together will make you want more and before long, you may find yourself needing an extra batch!
After all, what’s better than seasoned butter on freshly steamed carrots?
Nothing – that’s what!
14. Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing almost always makes an appearance at the dinner table – and for good reason.
This creamy spread is a match made in heaven for salads, sandwiches, dip recipes, and more.
It’s also very easy to make at home with pantry staples like mayonnaise and sour cream.
Simply stir together these ingredients along with some herbs, spices, lemon juice, and buttermilk until everything is combined.
And there you have it – ranch dressing!
To really bring out all of its flavor profile elements, refrigerate your homemade ranch before using it; after that delicious cold hug (at least half an hour) you’ll be ready to go!
If you’re looking for something to jazz up your carrot sticks, this Gorgonzola cream cheese spread should do the trick!
It’s simple and fast – takes no more than ten minutes to make – but it packs a surprisingly flavorful punch.
Just mix together cream cheese, crumbled gorgonzola (yum!), creme fraiche (optional), salt, and pepper.
Then dip away!
This creamy spread is perfect for carrots but can also be used as a topping on crackers or melts like butter over warm baguette slices.
It makes any snack healthier (and way more delicious!)
Refreshing, flavorful, and perfectly creamy – this cilantro lime dip is sure to be a hit at your next gathering!
The flavor of the dip may sound complex but it’s really quite simple.
All you have to do is combine fresh cilantro, garlic cloves, lime juice for tanginess, mayonnaise for creaminess, and lastly a pinch of salt just to bring everything together.
This mix goes amazingly with carrots or serves as a spread also on crackers or chips.
You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient according to taste and texture preferences – making this an incredibly versatile recipe that you (and your guests) will enjoy time after time.
You don’t need to be a pro cook to whip up something delicious – this basil garlic aioli proves it.
Every bite is an undeniable explosion of rich taste and creamy texture.
Plus, the combination of ingredients provides all the necessary fats you need in your diet.
- To make it, simply add (minced) garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor with some fresh basil leaves until they become nicely combined.
- Then slowly add both kinds of oil while still running the food processor – there you have it!
It looks complicated but wow – that first spoonful was mind-blowing!
Enjoy this tasty condiment on carrots or as a dip for fries!
This Hummus recipe is your one-stop shop for the perfect dip.
Take some crudites, carrots, or pita chips, and get ready to dip!
This delicious hummus starts with a surprise ingredient – chickpeas!
After that, we add garlic, tahini, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, cumin, and salt.
Once everything is blended together you’ll have a smooth creamy dip that takes just minutes to put together.
You’re going to love it!
Plus – talk about nutritious!
This veggie-filled dip doubles as a snack because it’s loaded with protein and fiber from those little miracle workers – chickpeas.
More Sauce Recipes:
18 BEST Sauces for Carrots You Must Try
- Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Soy Ginger Sauce
- Apricot-Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Homemade Spicy Pineapple Sauce
- Blue Cheese Sauce
- Guava BBQ Sauce
- CHINESE GARLIC SAUCE
- Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
- Chinese Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Outback Blooming Onion Sauce
- Cheddar Cheese Dipping Sauce
- Creamy Honey Dipping Sauce
- Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce
- Ranch Dressing
- Gorgonzola Cream Cheese Spread
- Cilantro Lime dip
- Basil Garlic Aioli
- Choose your favorite sauce from this collection to serve with your carrots.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Enjoy your meal in no time!