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Cumin Carrot Noodles

Cumin Carrot Noodles

I am not a sophisticated cook, and I have zero time.

I also love a noodle. I bet 99% of people can relate.

If you are among the 99%, this recipe has your name on it. Spiralized carrots have the oopmf of a perfectly al dente noodle with all the sweetness and nutrition of a root veg. Pair them with the freshness and zest of lemon, cumin, and parsley, and the effect is otherworldly. 

I've eaten this for lunch about three times in the past week. It's just so easy, delicious, and healthy. Did I mention that this recipe contains 1000% DV of vitamin A? The steps below are for a stove top preparation, but you can make this in the microwave just as easily. (Just nix the olive oil and the garlic, heat up the carrots, and add the parsley and seasoning. Totally painless.) 

DISCLAIMER: Let it be known that I did not spiralize these carrots. Goodman Trader Joe did that for me. For the price of $2.99, TJ's can do the same for you. If, however, you do not have a TJ's in your neighborhood, or if you are opposed to the extra packaging (valid, mom, yes, I hear you), you can spiralize your own carrots! Ain't nothin' to it.  

Cumin Carrot Noodles

Servings: 1 | Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 4-5 medium carrots, spiralized (or 1 package of Trader Joe's Carrot Spirals) 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced 
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Warm olive oil over medium heat in a skillet and saute minced garlic for thirty seconds. Remove from heat. 
  • In a separate saute pan, bring 1/2 inch of salted water to a boil. Add carrots, cover, and steam for roughly 5 minutes—or until the water has fully evaporated and the carrots are sweet and tender. (If you're using TJ's pre-spiralized carrots, they are already partially cooked, so you can simply heat them in the same skillet in which you sauteed the garlic. Fewer dishes.) 
  • Combine cooked carrots and sauteed garlic. Toss with parsley, lemon juice, cumin, and sea salt. 
  • Nourish yourself. 


Serving Size: 1 recipe | Calories: 210 | Total Fat: 7g | Carbohydrate: 35g | Sugar: 17g | Dietary Fiber: 8g | Protein: 2g | Vitamin A: 1000% | Vitamin C: 41% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 1%

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