Carrots with Lime ( Zanahorias al Limon)

by Erica Dinho on February 25, 2010

This is a wonderful side dish that you can prepare and serve with your favorite meat, fish or poultry. I added cilantro and thyme, but you can be creative and add your favorite herbs. This Carrots with Lime side dish is easy and quick to make and tastes delicious!



(4 servings)

  • 4 large carrots, peeled , sliced and steamed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch ground cumin


Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, add the steamed carrots and stir well.

Add the remaining ingredients and cook for about 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachana Kothari February 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Thats a simple yet delicious side dish…


2 Luigi February 25, 2010 at 12:21 PM

So nice, have seen carrots with orange, but never like this. Lovely.


3 Sandra g February 25, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Now I know what else I’m serving with the chicken breast I’m making tonight!


4 Karen February 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM

I love carrots and I bet the lime juice really brightens the flavor. Very nice!


5 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best February 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM

I’ve never tried this combination, it looks refreshing! I have all the ingredients in the house, I’m saving this recipe!


6 Lyndsey February 25, 2010 at 3:54 PM

It looks wonderful, I love carrots and I love lime. What a nice combo!


7 Erica February 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!


8 Chris February 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Carrots and lime, I wouldn’t have paired those two in my mind but now that I’ve seen it, it makes sense to me. Love that dish, so cute!


9 Maria February 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Coincidentally, I was thinking I hadn’t made a side dish spotlighting carrots in a long time so on Monday I made something similar to your carrots only using honey, ground coriander seeds and a dash of cumin instead. I really like the acid from the lime here though and will definitely try this soon.


10 Kim February 25, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Those are some gorgeous carrots Erica. I am a huge cooked carrot fan.


11 Joy February 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

What a beautiful sparkly thing to do with carrots! Yum Erica!


12 Bo February 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I don’t eat carrots very often…they are not one of my favorites, but these look delicious.


13 Anna February 25, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Lovely Idea Erica, it must taste great, I love limes. :-)


14 grace February 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM

this is a wonderful idea, erica! i’ve eaten carrots prepared many ways, but never quite like this. thanks!


15 Barbara February 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Interesting to see carrots served with lime and not orange. I love it. Also, your herbs and spices are a great addition. Carrots are so good for us….it’s wonderful to see new and different ways to eat them. Thanks, Erica!


16 Erica February 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


17 Norma February 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Your carrots look amazing. I love citrus on basically everything.


18 Oysterculture February 26, 2010 at 8:47 PM

This dish sounds like it is as full of flavor as color. What a great idea!


19 Boomka February 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Carrot and mint! Genius! I am always trying to think of things to do with carrots and ya know what I end up doing with them? Nothing. I skin them and eat them raw. Or I don’t even buy them. But this seems so simple and I even have the ingredients! Delicious, delightful, fantastico!


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