Thursday, October 22, 2009

In Praise of the Humble Carrot!

Looking for an inexpensive and healthy veggie that tastes great? Cooked carrots often get a bad rap because they turn out sort of sweet and mushy. But if you use salt, savory spices, and garlic in a brief sauté, they are a super veggie dish.


2 carrots, peeled and cut into 3”strips
2 tsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. Ayurvedic spice mix or a pinch of black pepper
1/16 tsp. salt


Sauté carrots in olive oil on med-low heat. Sprinkle with salt and cover, stirring every few minutes. When carrots are crisp-tender, add garlic and ayurvedic spices or black pepper. Cover and turn off heat. After a minute or two, stir and serve.

Serves 2

Note: the Ayurvedic spice mix isn't necessary, you can use a small amount of ground black pepper... but it adds a wonderful flavor to the carrots.

This recipe appears on
Savory Spiced Carrots on Foodista

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