Nutty Gingered Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
“My mother makes a delicious carrot and onion side dish, but it calls for a whole stick of butter. My lighter version uses only 1 tablespoon and relies on some lively Asian flavors to make up the difference.” A scrumptious side! Jeanne Holt - Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Nutty Gingered Carrots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 large carrots, sliced
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add ginger; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the carrots, orange juice, butter, honey, orange zest, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until carrots are tender. Stir in walnuts and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 122 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.