Lemon Garlic Basil Carrots
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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
- 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
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 92 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Lemon Basil Carrots in Reminisce Extra August 2001