Honey-Minted Carrots

    • Makes4 to 4 servings

This is, of course, best made with fresh young carrots, straight from the garden. But it's also a great way to prepare peeled baby carrots.


  • 6 to 8 young carrots

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp mint, chopped (or parsley, if you can't get mint)

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • salt, to taste

  • black pepper, to taste


  • Trim off the carrot tops (if they came with them) then have your child scrub the carrots with a vegetable brush under running water. If the skin looks icky, peel them, otherwise don't bother. Cut the carrots into 1 in.(2 cm) pieces (diagonal slices are terribly fancy looking). Place the pieces in a steamer basket, cover and steam until they are just barely tender - 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet with the honey, chopped mint and lemon juice. Add the carrots and cook over medium heat, for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring until the carrots are nicely glazed and tender, but not mushy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This article was originally published on Aug 01, 2001