Ginger Agave Carrots


Dress up your veggie side dishes and make them the star of the show. These carrots are both spicy and sweet, with a ginger kick. This recipe comes to us from Cat of Verdant Eats.

Serves 2

  • 2 large carrots, scrubbed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar*
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

* Agave (ah-Gah-vay) nectar is similar in taste & texture to honey but has a lower impact on blood sugar when compared other sweeteners. Agave can be found in the health food or specialty food aisle of most grocery stores.

In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the carrots and sauté for 3 minutes, or until carrots begin to soften but are still quite firm.

Add water, salt and ginger and cover for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender when poked with a fork.

Season the carrots with agave and cayenne pepper. Cook, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes more, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve as a side dish or atop a salad.

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Nutrition Information

Ginger Agave Carrots

Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories:  111

Calories from Fat:  22

Total Fat:  2.4g

Saturated Fat:  .3g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  51mg

Potassium:  239mg

Carbohydrates:  23.3g

Dietary Fiber:  3.1g

Protein:  .7g

Sugars:  18.3g

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