Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Looking for new ways to enjoy my vegetables without adding a lot of calories, I came upon this lovely side. Lemon gives these a nice zip the basil a sweet herbal note. add a nice touch, they remain soft enough to pair this with lots of dishes. For a 0 point, I've also made this with Butter Buds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Begin by bringing water in a large pot to boil; reduce to a bubbling simmer.
  2. Place carrots in a steamer basket above the water, cover and steam for 3-5 minutes. You should be able to pierce the carrots with a fork but experience some resistance.
  3. Place the zucchini over the carrots; recover and steam an additional 3-5 minutes until you reach the desired doneness.
  4. Place the vegetables into a serving bowl and top with the butter, lemon juice, basil and garlic podwer. Toss until the flavors are well mixed.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This has a good flavor. I'm sure it would also taste great with other types of sqash.

sweetjr October 21, 2013

Easy recipe to make a healthy side dish. Good flavors in this. Thanks for the recipe!

Karamia August 13, 2009

Quick and easy with an excellant taste. Used garden carrots and zucchini and fresh basil, nice side dish.

morgainegeiser August 11, 2009