Quick Carrots With Garlic & Basil

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Jen T

A quick different way with carrots. You can use other herbs if you like in place of the basil. I have used both fresh garlic and crushed from a jar with little difference.

Top Review by ImPat

The DM, DS and I thoroughly enjoyed the carrots done this way, I used the first of our garlic from the garden and sweet basil from the herb garden and it really freshened up the carrots which I cooked in the steamer and cooked as directed. Thank you Jen T, made for Aussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #54 July 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook carrots in boiling water for for 2 -3 mins until tender but crisp or microwave if desired.
  2. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of liquid.
  3. Combine the garlic and oil in a nonstick pan and cook over a moderate heat until fragrant (you can smell the garlic).
  4. Add the carrots and stirring, cook until well combined and hot, adding a little of the reserved cooking liquid if necessary.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.
  6. Serve hot.

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