Carrots in Cumin-Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is based on a recipe from Marian Burros' cookbook, 20 Minute Menus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill steamer with water and bring to a boil.
  2. If using whole carrots, peel and slice them.
  3. Place carrots in steamer over boiling water and steam about 7 minutes.
  4. Combine butter, lemon juice, mustard, and cumin in serving dish and mix well.
  5. When carrots are tender, drain and place in serving dish with butter mixture.
  6. Toss well to coat.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Loved the cumin in this sauce. It added a nice taste to the carrots. I used baby carrots that I boiled instead of steamed and added more cumin. Delicious! Made for Zaar I Recommend Tag Game 2012.

nemokitty November 05, 2012

These were nice, I rather agree about the sugar, just a touch would have been pleasant, otherwise,I did like these, and they're very simple. I scattered some cumin seeds on top, for serving, and added some coriander. Nice twist to carrots, thank you mersaydees! Made for ZWT8

Karen Elizabeth August 22, 2012

This is a simple dish with surprisingly subtle flavors. I think it would lend itself to lots of variations - more butter, maybe some cayenne or some brown sugar, depending on your preferences. Thanks for posting.

pattikay in L.A. May 06, 2008