Steamed Carrots

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Steamed Carrots

Steaming carrots is, by far, my favorite way of enjoying them. I like to steam carrots until just tender, but still firm – never soft or mushy. A sprinkle of kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and a squirt of fresh lemon juice are all it takes to dress these delicious, simply prepared steamed carrots.

Steamed Carrots
 
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Recipe type: Sides, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan
Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients
  • 8 large carrots
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Start boiling the water for the steamer.
  2. Peel the carrots, cut off the ends, cut them in half crosswise and then cut the fat halves in half lengthwise. Your goal is to achieve fairly equal-sized chunks of carrot.
  3. When water boils, place the prepared carrots in the steamer basket. Cover and steam about 15 minutes, until just tender - check with a fork, and start checking after 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the carrots from the steamer onto a serving plate, squirt with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 14g; Sugars: 6g; Sodium: 240mg; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 1g

 
Steamed Carrots


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