Lemon Basil Carrot Bundles

With many people planning turkey dinners for this weekend, here's a veggie plate suggestion that might just be a good addition to your menu.  The carrots can easily be prepared in advance, and re-heated at the last minute.  They taste as good as they look!
  • 8 large carrots (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 stems of green onion
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  1. Pare or scrape carrots. Then cut into strips about 3 inches in length.
  2. Cook carrots over medium heat until tender crisp.
  3. Remove from heat.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Place onion greens in a covered dish in the microwave.  Cook on high for 30 seconds.  Cool and use limp onion greens as ropes to tie the carrot bundles.
  5. Gather carrot strips into eight bundles.
  6. Tie each with an green onion stem. Trim off ends of carrot bundles to even out lengths, if desired.
  7. Place bundles in a shallow bowl and drizzle with lemon basil mixture.
  8. Cover and chill until serving time. 
  9. Reheat in microwave oven for about 3 minutes or until piping hot.
  10. Serve on a bed of steaming green peas, if desired!
Serves 8



  1. Yum. They look good and I love the do ahead factor. In Ecuador they make these little bundles with green beans, too, and call them "firewood green beans."

  2. shirley bertheletteOctober 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I like anything that can be made ahead of time,,on special holidays !! special when it looks pretty :)

  3. I love when you can make things ahead...every little bit helps especially when you're entertaining. Thank you!

  4. Mom! These are beautiful and on my menu for my turkey dinner this weekend. I'll make them tomorrow and then heat them up just before. Perfect!