Honeyed Carrots with Citrus-Basil Gremolata Recipe
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Honeyed Carrots with Citrus-Basil Gremolata Recipe

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I love the scent of fresh basil. It's even better when paired with fresh citrus peel! In this recipe, the carrots are sweetened with a touch of honey, then topped with a lively citrus-basil gremolata. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, FL
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. `
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. `
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 113 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, basil, lemon peel, orange peel, garlic and pepper flakes if desired; set aside.
  2. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine carrots and 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes longer or until tender. Drain. Combine the honey, oil, salt and pepper; stir into carrots.
  3. Transfer carrots to a serving plate and sprinkle with parsley mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Honeyed Carrots with Basil Gremolata in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p121

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