Made entirely on the stove top, these balsamic carrots don’t take up any oven space and are a delicious, carrot covered with a sweet balsamic glaze.
Usually when I hit the produce section of the grocery store I head right to the green vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans. But earlier this week the green vegetables weren’t looking so hot. The asparagus was too thick, the green beans were too shriveled and I just wasn’t in the mood for broccoli. I needed a vegetable to take to a potluck dinner. (The same one I took t his yummy cashew nut rice dish to.)
I headed over to the orange vegetables, the carrots to be exact! I grabbed a bag of baby carrots and headed home to see what I could do with them. Using. baby carrots makes this recipe extra easy because there is no peeling or chopping. If you want to use regular carrots, just peel them and cut them into 2-3 inch pieces.
How to Make Glazed Carrots
- Boil the carrots first until they were fork tender but not too soft. Be sure they don’t get too mushy!
- Saute red onions and red pepper in a little olive oil.
- Add the carrots into the pan along with the onions and pepper and add in the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper. Stir to coat.
- The balsamic vinegar forms a nice glaze over the carrots. Stir for 3-4 minutes and then they are ready to eat.
- Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
- These carrots can be served warm or at room temperature. If they sit for a while, stir right before serving to redistribute the glaze over the carrots.
The carrots are the perfect addition to any dinner table or holiday table.
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- 1 lb. of baby carrots
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 -2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped or 1 tsp dried parsley
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and add carrots. Boil until carrots are just fork tender, not too soft.
- Drain water.
- In a frying pan add oil and saute onions and peppers until still tender and slightly crisp.
- Add in carrots, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Stir and continue to cook for about 4-5 more minutes or until a nice glaze forms over the carrots.
- Remove from stove and garnish with chopped or dried parsley