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Carrots with Lemon Butter Recipe

Carrots with Lemon Butter Recipe

This fresh, colorful side perks up just about any main dish. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place carrots and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and keep warm.
  • 2. In another microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; cook on high for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted. Pour over carrots and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.