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Honeyed Carrots with Citrus Basil Gremolata

My last farm trip I picked up a beautiful bunch of rainbow carrots.  I wanted a recipe that had a sweet base that I knew my guys would eat, but had a little something "extra" for me. I found these Honeyed Carrots with Citrus Basil Gremolata by Naylet L. on the Taste of Home website.

Make sure you slice the carrots all about the same size so that they cook evenly.  I loved that this is done in the microwave and all comes together in about 15 minutes.

I left the red pepper flakes out of the gremolata hoping that they might give it a try but they were happy with just the glazed carrots.  I ended up adding the pepper flakes to my portion later. That meant I had extra gremolata, and it was fantastic the next day in a wrap with some grilled chicken.

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Honeyed Carrots with Citrus-Basil Gremolata

Honeyed Carrots with Citrus-Basil Gremolata
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, basil, lemon zest, orange zest, garlic and pepper flakes if desired; set aside.
  2. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine carrots and 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes longer or until tender. Drain. Combine the honey, oil, salt and pepper; stir into carrots.
  3. Transfer carrots to a serving plate and sprinkle with parsley mixture.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/honeyed-carrots-with-citrus-basil-gremolata/
carrots, honey, citrus
Side dishes, vegetables
American

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous, love this recipe and I love that you have multiple uses for the gremolata!

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  2. I absolutely love rainbow carrots. They're so pretty and went together with the delicious gremolata!

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  3. Yum! I never know how to make carrots but this sounds like a lovely side dish!

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  4. The gremolata sounds so flavorful and perfect with these beautiful carrots.

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  5. My husband makes our honeyed carrots, so I am going to show him this and let him kick them up a notch.

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  6. Your carrots look gorgeous. I definitely want to try out your tasty recipe.

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  7. Yes! Yes and yes! The combination of sweet carrots and the citrus zest and parsley are a match made in heaven! The gremolata is pure perfection and has so much flavor.

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  8. Rainbow carrots are so lovely and I get excited when I find them. This looks like a delicious way to enjoy them!

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  9. This looks so pretty! So many beautiful colors and herbs!

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  10. Gorgeous carrots! I never thought to use basil - I use thyme but now I have to make these with the basil

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  11. These are absolutely beautiful and I love the fresh flavors of citrus and basil! Such a great way to use carrots!

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