Carrot Puree Recipe
Carrots pair beautifully with anything from roasted meat to grilled fish. Cook the carrots fully to ensure a velvety smooth puree. —Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds carrots, chopped
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots and shallots; cook and stir 12-15 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Add water to cover carrots; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until carrots are very tender.
- 2. Drain; cool slightly. Place carrot mixture, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Yield: 4 servings.
2/3 cup equals 172 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 3 g protein.
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