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Orange and Basil Glazed Carrots

Orange and Basil Glazed Carrots

Orange and Basil Glazed Carrots

I really dislike boiled veg. I almost find it offensive. Bland is not really my style when it comes to cooking. I just think that attention should be paid to every part of the meal. A side dish should not be an afterthought. It is just as important as the main. I have often made my Orange and Basil Glazed Carrots at Thanksgiving, but then started making them on any old day. They are really quick to make and are really healthy. I love the balance between savoury and sweet. The earthy carrots match so well with the tangy-sweetness of the orange juice and the grassy freshness of the basil.

Try them with my Italian Stuffed Peppers and Roasted Broccoli for a healthy, colourful, and complete vegan meal.

Orange and Basil Glazed Carrots

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups carrots, sliced
  • juice of 1 small orange
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a handful of basil, sliced into ribbons



In a pan, heat the olive oil, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.


Add the carrots, orange juice and salt and pepper.


Turn the mixture down to a simmer, cover with a lid or tin foil and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the carrots are your desired doneness.


Once the carrots are cooked, add the basil and serve.

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