Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crunchy Lemon-Garlic Carrots


A simple yet tasty carrot dish, this one takes just a few minutes to make. If you remember to make it ahead of time, the lemony-garlic flavor of the marinade infuses the carrots. Either way, it's a beautiful little addition to a summertime lunch or dinner table.
2 carrots, peeled and slivered into thin pieces with a cheese grater
2 t. olive oil
1 clove garlic, mashed
juice from half a lemon (maybe 1-2 T?)
salt and pepper, to taste
a pinch or two of sugar
In small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and sugar. Add carrot slices and store in fridge until ready to eat (four hours ahead, or overnight, would be perfect). Serve to your adoring family.
If members of your adoring family are big vegetable eaters, you may want to multiply accordingly. If adoring family is vegetable-phobic, experiment with this small batch first and see how it goes over.
This recipe comes from the charming book, Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living by Robert Arbor and Katherine whiteside. Its official name is Carrot Rapee. That sounded suspiciously like a dish that might take hours in the kitchen. So Crunchy Lemon-Garlic Carrots it is.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Barb said...

The carrots look and sound amazing! Such wonderful, fresh produce is available right now, I love to take advantage of the season, and use it as often as I can - this recipe sounds so delicious! I am thinking how good they would be on a fresh salad, or in a veggie wrap!

Thanks for sharing!

Barb

July 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Tasty carrot recipes are always good to have on hand! Definitely a keeper.

July 25, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

I'll be trying this one. I always have these ingredients in my kitchen and it sounds so easy!

July 26, 2010 at 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Wow, nice way to serve carrot, not only simple but SOOOO tasty :-)

July 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Faith said...

What a great use for carrots! I bet this dish is as delicious as it is pretty!

July 26, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Karenpie said...

Hi Lynn!

I LOVE this stuff! We eat it on broccoli, too.

July 27, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

It's like pickled carrots! Sounds great!

July 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

This sounds magically delicious! Just like the sugary cereal motto - only healthier ;0)

July 27, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Yep looks delicious and my family might just adore me if I serve them these.
Mimi

July 29, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

What a great idea, Lynn! I have book club here next Wednesday and I think I'll try these. You KNOW how a group of women LOVE a new little finger food/appetizer/side dish.

July 31, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

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