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Carrots with Lemon Butter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

This fresh, colorful side perks up just about any main dish. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
Carrots with Lemon Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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