Lemon Garlic Basil Carrots Recipe
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Lemon Garlic Basil Carrots Recipe

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I discovered that the subtle taste of lemon really enhances the flavor of carrots. This recipe is a winner! Garnished with basil, these sweet, tender carrots add color to any main course. -Donna Smith, Fairport, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. In the same pan, melt butter; stir in lemon juice, garlic salt if desired, basil and pepper. Return carrots to the pan and heat through Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Basil Carrots in Reminisce Extra August 2001, p52

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