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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 Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 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 Facts
3/4 cup: 92 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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