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Basil Carrots

September 22, 2012Teresa

Basil Carrots is a delicious five-ingredient recipe. It’s delightful to the taste buds and so quick and easy to whip up. If you are pressed for time this recipe takes less than a half hour to make. Most of that time is cooking rather than prep work. Last year we had a small dinner party and a friend brought over the ingredients for this recipe. She actually made it here. It has many possibilities for use with other vegetables, too.

I got the recipe from Linda Baker, a member of our Sunday school class at Ovilla Road Baptist Church. Linda said she has made it with julienned zucchini, carrots, and onion strips before, too. I think the sky’s the limit with this recipe. I am deeply grateful for Linda graciously sharing her recipe with me so my readers can enjoy this tasty treat. You may also enjoy this basic recipe as Basil Zucchini and Carrots.

If you’re looking for another excellent way to make carrots or other vegetables you can’t get your family to eat this may be a recipe you should take a serious look at. I think it would be wonderful with asparagus, green beans, and probably even stuff like butternut squash. It’s quick, easy, economical, and a great way to use up garden produce or extra supplies from your CSA, too.

I make one recommendation for this recipe. Use real sour cream. Don’t use Greek yogurt as a substitute. It breaks down too much while cooking and the appearance is less than pleasing. You need real sour cream to make this recipe work. If you’re looking for a delightful gluten free recipe, give Basil Carrots a try. It’s terrific for company and holiday meals like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too. Happy eating!

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Basil Carrots are a wonderfully tasty side dish that’s so quick and easy to prepare.

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Here’s a serving of Basil Carrots. This is a great recipe to serve with Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken.

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Basil Carrots is a great side dish for almost anything you make: chicken, fish, beef, pork, or game.

Here’s what I did.

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Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.  Add carrots. 

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Saute about 20 minutes until carrots are fork tender. I covered the skillet with a lid to help the carrots cook through all the way.

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Once carrots are fork tender add Himalayan sea salt and basil. Sprinkle over top of the carrots. Turn off heat.

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Add sour cream.

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Stir sour cream into the carrots and combine.

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Transfer carrots to a serving dish to serve.

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It’s always nice to have some quick and easy, low calorie, healthy, and gluten free recipes on hand. Basil carrots is one of those great recipes.

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Though Basil Carrots is very simple, it tastes heavenly.

Here’s the recipe.

BASIL CARROTS

(Recipe from Linda Baker, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)

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This delicious side dish is a terrific 5-ingredient recipe. It's quick and easy and makes a nice complement to any main dish. The flavors are great, making it a wonderful holiday side dish for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Easter.
Basil Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | It doesn't get any easier than this quick 5-ingredient #carrot #recipe. It's a terrific #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. But it's so easy you'll want to whip it up for family dinners too. #Basil #BasilCarrots #GlutenFree #Holiday #HolidaySideDish
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Basil Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | It doesn't get any easier than this quick 5-ingredient #carrot #recipe. It's a terrific #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. But it's so easy you'll want to whip it up for family dinners too. #Basil #BasilCarrots #GlutenFree #Holiday #HolidaySideDish
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  1. Sauté carrots in butter with basil for about 20 minutes with lid covered.
  2. Cook carrots until a fork will pierce through the carrot and test done.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in sour cream and salt to combine.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: This recipe will also work with julienned zucchini and carrots and onion strips, or other vegetables of your choice. This also works well omitting the sour cream entirely.
 
NOTE: Greek yogurt is not an optimal replacement for sour cream in this recipe. It tends to curdle.
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[b]Basil Carrots[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Veggie/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Linda Baker, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX
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Serves: 8
This delicious side dish is quick and easy and makes a nice complement to any main dish. Great as a holiday side dish, too.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut in ½” slices
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. Red Himalayan sea salt, or salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Sauté carrots in butter with basil for about 20 minutes with lid covered.
  2. Cook carrots until a fork will pierce through the carrot and test done.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in sour cream and salt to combine.
 
Notes
This recipe will also work with julienned zucchini and carrots and onion strips, or other vegetables of your choice. This also works well omitting the sour cream entirely.[br][br]Greek yogurt is not an optimal replacement for sour cream in this recipe. It tends to curdle.
Basil Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | It doesn't get any easier than this quick 5-ingredient #carrot #recipe. It's a terrific #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. But it's so easy you'll want to whip it up for family dinners too. #Basil #BasilCarrots #GlutenFree #Holiday #HolidaySideDish

Basil Carrots are a tasty, flavorful and savory side dish.

We really enjoy Basil Carrots and hope your family will, too.

Basil Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | It doesn't get any easier than this quick 5-ingredient #carrot #recipe. It's a terrific #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. But it's so easy you'll want to whip it up for family dinners too. #Basil #BasilCarrots #GlutenFree #Holiday #HolidaySideDish

This is a terrific side dish for week night, company or holiday meals.

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