Friday, January 30, 2009

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. I even have halved or omitted the butter......but honestly butter does make it better. Hey, that sounds like a commercial doesn't it?
  • 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 until tender crisp.
  2. Strain.
  3. Melt butter, stir in other ingredients and toss with the carrots.
Be sure yo make lot, it goes over very well.
Enough for 4 servings, or 2 teenage boys.

9 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

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  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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