Lemon-Basil Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.