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!

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Ingredients

(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

Directions

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…

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2 Luigi February 25, 2010 at 12:21 PM

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

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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!

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4 Karen February 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM

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

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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!

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6 Lyndsey February 25, 2010 at 3:54 PM

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

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7 Erica February 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!

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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!

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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.

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10 Kim February 25, 2010 at 6:18 PM

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

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11 Joy February 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

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

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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.

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13 Anna February 25, 2010 at 10:37 PM

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

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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!

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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!

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16 Erica February 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Thank you all for the comments!

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17 Norma February 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM

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

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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!

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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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