Carrots Infused with Cilantro Recipe

Carrots Infused with Cilantro Recipe

If you are anything like me it can be hard to find vegetables that your whole family (and you) like .  Fried veggies don’t count.  :)

This Cilantro Carrot Recipe is a favorite for my family and is super easy which is always important with our busy schedules.

cilantro carrot recipe

Ingredients (approximate quantities):

cilantro carrot recipe ingredients

  • 2 pounds julienne carrots
  • 2 to 3 shallots diced (or 1 medium sweet onion)
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • if you have extra grated zucchini from muffins, go ahead and throw that in too!

Slicing the carrots can be time consuming because they need to be in fairly small sticks for the flavor ratio to be ideal.  I have a julienne slicer, but even better is the presliced bags of carrots you can find at Publix and SuperTarget.

julienne carrots

Directions:

  1. Saute the garlic and onions in the olive oil.  It is best if you can caramelize the onions (I have a 50/50 success rate with caramelizing).
  2. Add the carrots and cook until tender (about 8 minutes).
  3. When the carrots are tender, add the cilantro and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.carrots recipe
  4. Add salt to taste and serve!

5 Responses to Carrots Infused with Cilantro Recipe

  1. I am trying this tonight! I’ll let you know how it goes. I usually make honey carrots with tarragon, but this will be a nice change. I may have to squeeze some lime juice over it though… but I promise to try it as written first!

  2. I liked the combination. My wife thought it was weird, but she really liked it after she tried it. I wasn’t true to the recipe. I squeezed a lime into it and added 1/8 tsp of ginger. That gave it an extra zip for a more contrasting flavor to the sweetness of the carrots. Great recipe! Are you currently using Triberr? If you would like to try, I am in a Foodie tribe that would love good recipes like this. I can get you an invite.

    • I love the ginger idea! I will try that next time I make it. Not sure if I’d like the lime addition or not, I really like the sweetness :). Thanks so much for trying it and giving your thoughts!

      I am in triberr, but have pretty much abandoned it since it’s no longer automatic. I just don’t log in to approve tweets, so am a pretty bad member to have in your tribe. Thanks for the invitation though! I am on pinterest – are you? Also, I’m going to try to be consistent about having a recipe for Friday Food each week. Some will be great, others just basic, but feel free to add links to your recipes in the comments!

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