Sautéed Carrots With Toasted Almonds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

In the Sephardic tradition, carrots with almonds is a delicious side dish and we like it as an accompaniment to the Thanksgiving meal. From Vegetarian Celebration: Menus for Holidays and Other Festive Occasions.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bland oil
  • 1 lb fresh carrot, peeled, thinly sliced into matchsticks (the best quality carrots you can find)
  • 14 cup apple juice (or apple cider)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic chives
  • 14 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash white pepper


  1. In a large skillet heat the pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the butter and melt. Be careful not to burn the butter.
  3. Next add the oil.
  4. Saute the carrots, stirring frequently until they start to turn golden and are crisp-tender about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Do not allow the skillet to turn dry- adding a little apple juice if necessary.
  6. When the carrots are crisp-tender add the remaining apple juice and saute mixture until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Finally, stir in the lemon juice, chives, toasted almonds, salt and white pepper.
Most Helpful

Umm sorry to mess too but I used fresh garlic instead of garlic chives like another reviewer. I did however do it correctly on the stove top! I used sweet (unsalted) butter, canola oil (yes I wish there was an alternative), about 1 tbs organic apple cider vinegar and water in place of the liquid, blanched slivered almonds I toasted in a dry pan, sea salt, plus the rest of the ingredients. Served along side Beef Stew in Berbere Sauce and Fragrant Apricot Rice. Made for APRIL/MAY 2012 NA/ME TAG!

UmmBinat May 24, 2012

I admit to seriously messing with this lovely dish, mainly due to running late and being very lazy! I microwaved the carrots for a couple of minutes, then sauteed with some garlic, salt, pepper, the almonds and some white wine til the liquid was gone - very nice! I promise I'll try it the right way sometime with the proper ingredients!

currybunny November 01, 2005