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Basil Zucchini and Carrots

January 29, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Basil Zucchini and Carrots is such a tasty vegetable dish. It’s filled with lots of crunchy carrots, sliced zucchini, flavored with basil, then cooked until all the veggies are tender. It’s such a simple recipe, yet so full of flavor. I recently took this as part of a meal to some friends and they said even their two-year-old loved this recipe.

Basil Zucchini and Carrots is a delicious side dish for any occasion. On top of that it only takes a few ingredients. It’s so quick and easy to whip up especially if you slice down your carrots. This is a great way to use up zucchini from your garden. It’s also low calorie, healthy, clean eating and gluten free.

This recipe is from a friend, Linda Baker, who made Basil Carrots for us one night for supper when we had Linda and Phil over for dinner. Linda said she had made the recipe with zucchini before so I thought I would give it a try. 

I have tried this with both sour cream and Greek yogurt. It really seems to work a lot better with sour cream. Perhaps it has a higher fat content than Greek yogurt. But Greek yogurt tends to curdle whereas sour cream doesn’t. You also must take the skillet off the burner and allow the ingredients to cool a minute or two before stirring in the sour cream. It works much better than way. You can either serve as is, or heat on a very low heat for a minute or two afterward.

While this recipe takes a little coddling, it is a simple and quick side dish that’s a great accompaniment to almost any entree. It’s also an excellent choice for holiday casseroles. Our family really enjoys Basil Zucchini and Carrots. If you’re looking for a wonderful new way to use zucchini or carrots, consider giving this delightful recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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Basil Zucchini and Carrots is a tasty side dish. 

Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots

This dish is filled with zucchini and carrots, but you can use just about any vegetable you desire.

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Basil Zucchini and Carrots is so simple. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s great for holiday dinners.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Melt butter in skillet. Add sliced green onions or diced red onion. Add diced bell pepper and sliced carrots. Cover with lid and cook about 10-15 minutes on medium heat, until carrots are fork tender.

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Add Zucchini slices and cook 5 minutes or so until zucchini is fork tender.

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IMPORTANT: Remove the pan from the heat and cool a minute or so.  Add basil and Himalayan sea salt. 

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Stir in sour cream and combine well. Heat over very low heat for a minute or two. Be careful with this step. You don’t want to cause the sour cream to curdle.

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This recipe can be done in less than 30 minutes making it a great side dish for almost any entree.

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The basil and sour cream add such a rich flavor to zucchini and carrots. It’s a refreshing change of pace.

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Basil Zucchini and Carrots is a terrific side dish to prepare when you’re short on time.

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Every bite of this side dish is so mouthwatering.

Here’s the recipe.

BASIL ZUCCHINI AND CARROTS

(Recipe inspired from Basil Carrots recipe from Linda Baker, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX)

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Delicious veggie side dish that's easy to prepare and a great side dish to any main dish entree. It only uses a few ingredients so it's a quick side dish for company or holidays. It's also healthy, low calorie and gluten free.
Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in extra large skillet.
  2. Add green onions, bell pepper and carrots.
  3. Sauté veggies over medium heat, covered with lid, about 15 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
  4. Add zucchini slices and cook about 5-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. Add basil, sea salt, and sour cream.
  7. Stir together.
  8. Heat through over very low heat for a couple of minutes or so.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You must remove the skillet from the burner before stirring in the sour cream.

NOTE:  Allow veggies to cool slightly before stirring in the sour cream. Otherwise the sour cream will curdle.

NOTE: This recipe works better with sour cream rather than Greek yogurt.

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[b]Basil Zucchini and Carrots[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Veggies
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from Linda Baker, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Delicious veggie side dish that’s easy to prepare and a great side dish to any main dish entree. It’s also healthy, low calorie and gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large zucchinis, sliced
  • ½ tsp. Pink Himalayan sea salt, or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in extra large skillet.
  2. Add green onions, bell pepper and carrots.
  3. Sauté veggies over medium heat, covered with lid, about 15 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
  4. Add zucchini slices and cook about 5-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. Add basil, sea salt, and sour cream.
  7. Stir together.
  8. Heat through over very low heat for a couple of minutes or so.
 
Notes
You must remove the skillet from the burner before stirring in the sour cream or Greek yogurt. Allow veggies to cool slightly before stirring in the sour cream. Otherwise the sour cream will curdle.[br][br]This recipe works better with sour cream rather than Greek yogurt.
Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots

Don’t these veggies look delicious? This is a great way to use up garden zucchini.

Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots

I love making Basil Zucchini and Carrots. You can have it ready for dinner so quickly and easily.

Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots

This delicious side dish is also gluten free, healthy, clean eating and low calorie.

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Basil Zucchini and Carrots BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious veggie side dish that's easy to prepare and a great side dish to any main dish entree. It only uses a few ingredients so it's a quick side dish for company or holidays. It's also healthy, low calorie and gluten free.
Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Basil Zucchini and Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #recipe is terrific for weeknight suppers, or #holiday or company dinners. It tastes wonderful & only uses a handful of ingredients! #Zucchini #carrots #glutenFree #HolidaySideDish #BasilZucchiniAndCarrots
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in extra large skillet.
  2. Add green onions, bell pepper and carrots.
  3. Sauté veggies over medium heat, covered with lid, about 15 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
  4. Add zucchini slices and cook about 5-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. Add basil, sea salt, and sour cream.
  7. Stir together.
  8. Heat through over very low heat for a couple of minutes or so.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You must remove the skillet from the burner before stirring in the sour cream.

NOTE:  Allow veggies to cool slightly before stirring in the sour cream. Otherwise the sour cream will curdle.

NOTE: This recipe works better with sour cream rather than Greek yogurt.

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