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Lemon-Basil Carrots

THIS IS one of my favorite ways to prepare carrots—simple but flavorful. I devised this recipe since we always seem to have carrots on hand, and the dish has drawn quite a few compliments. Sometimes I'll make extra and add them to my "soup jar" in the freezer—they make a great addition to a batch of homemade soup! —Donna Smith Palisade, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Dash pepper


  • Place carrots in a small saucepan; add water to cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain and return to pan. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat until butter is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 104 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • galinthewoods
    Oct 9, 2018

    My whole family liked.

  • Fag_Chef
    Sep 3, 2009