Tangerine Carrots Recipe

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This side dish is so delicious. The carrots are complimented by the tangerine juice to such a sweet flavor.—Kristine Bodurtha, Endicott, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup tangerine or orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated tangerine or grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 97 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit


  1. Place 1 in. of water and carrots in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; blend well. Gradually stir in juice and peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return carrots to pan; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tangerine Carrots in Country Woman March/April 2001, p37

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