New American Plate Challenge

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

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October 17, 2016
1 Review (2.00 out of 5)
Weekly Recipe
Serves 6

This colorful side can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and requires only 5 ingredients. Balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar form a beautiful glaze that brings out the natural sweetness of carrots. This healthy vegetable contains the antioxidant beta-carotene (a plant form of vitamin A), as well as other beneficial carotenoids.


Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon
    peanut or canola oil
  • 4 Cups
    baby-cut carrots or 1/2-inch diagonally sliced carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons
    brown sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots. Sauté until carrots become tender crisp and start to brown slightly, about 11-12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle vinegar and sugar over carrots, stirring to thoroughly coat carrots. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Nutrition: Per serving: 66 calories, 2 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate, <1 g protein, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 64 mg sodium.

1 review for Balsamic Glazed Carrots

  1. Bekki
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    Tastes absolutely gorgeous, but not sure about the addition of sugar to the recipe? Carrots and balsamic vinegar are already sweet enough, and I thought sugar was bad for your heart and potentially contributory to the ageing process and dementias?

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