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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Parmesan Carrot Fries

Perfect as a starter or side dish, these vegan parmesan carrot fries are a definite crowd pleaser. They're nutritious, flavourful, and kid friendly too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Rosa

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs carrots
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch also known as tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan Parmesan

Optional Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Peel and chop your carrots into 4" sticks, approx 1/2" thick for even cooking and add them to a large bowl.
  • Add the tapioca starch, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme to the bowl and mix until all the carrots are evenly coated. Then spread the carrots in a single layer on your prepared tray, leaving space in between each one, so that none are overlapping.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the tray from the oven, flip the carrot fries and sprinkle with the vegan Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until desired crisp level is achieved.
  • While the carrots are baking, you may prepare your dipping sauce, if using. Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Then serve with the fries.

Notes

You don't have to peel the carrots if you don't want to, but they come out crispier when peeled. Cut the carrots as evenly as possible for even cooking.
You may prepare the carrots up to 1 day in advance and keep refrigerated in the bowl with the seasoning, until ready to bake.
If you can't find tapioca starch or flour, you may sub for cornstarch with similar results.
These carrots taste best when freshly baked, but you may refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days. However, the texture will lose its crispiness in the fridge.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 28416IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg