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Lemon Basil Carrots

My son isn't a big fan of carrots, but he LOVES these. I use the sauce on other veggies too and it is something that gives just plain veggies a bit of punch to them.
  • 1 lb. carrots or green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt (or powder if you want to reduce sodium intake)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste
  1. Steam carrots or green beans until tender crisp.
  2. Strain.
  3. Melt butter, stir in other ingredients and toss with the carrots.
Enough for 4 servings, or 2 teenage boys.


  1. These carrots sound delicious ;-)

    I hear you on the teen-age boys. Mine is away at college now (18), but he likes his portions.

  2. Sounds good! We just had some carrot, ginger soup that was delicious! I love carrots!

  3. I love carrots. I will try this recipe. Kathy

  4. Grin...yes. Butter is better and that does sound like an advert line! HA! But super idea!

  5. Looks fabulous. I always just do carrot coins. With two toddlers, I have to cook them Very Well. I think I'll try it this way.

    I never never serve cooked vegetables without butter. What would be the point? :)

    Just found your blog, and it's great!

  6. I love the idea of lemon and garlic added to these. I often make carrots with just butter, basil and a tbsp. of honey but it will be fun to try your version. Thanks Charlotte.

  7. so yummy. . .thank you Charlotte. a perfect little side dish.

  8. We're not big fans of carrots in these parts either, but I have a big bag to use up and this sounds really yummy! Thanks for the great ideas--this is my go-to website when I need some inspiration :)

  9. Try dried sweet basil instead of regular basil. My family loves carrots this way. I'm going to add the garlic salt and fresh cracked black pepper next time I make them. I love your blog and check to see what is new every morning. Thank you so much for all your work posting these wonderful recipes.


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