Gingered Lime Carrots Recipe
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Gingered Lime Carrots Recipe

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The produce manager at my grocery store suggested this memorable mixture of lightly sweet carrots, zippy ginger and tart lime. It;s easy to fall in love with this recipe, which now has permanent place among my favorites. My husband and I especially enjoy it with poultry or fish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • Lime slices

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 92 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine carrots and water. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine lime juice, butter, honey, peel and ginger. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Drain carrots; stir in the lime mixture. Cover and cook on high for 45 seconds. Garnish with lime. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Gingered Lime Carrots in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p29

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"The blend of flavors is great. I make this often but I boil the carrots. After combining other ingredients in a sauce pan and heating till combined, I pour over drained carrots."

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