Recipe: Ginger Carrots with Golden Raisins and Lemon

Try this healthy and light cooked carrots recipe for a side dish you and your family will love.


½ cup golden raisins

1 ¾ cup hot water

5-6 medium carrots

Boiling water, just enough to cover the carrots

2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Salt if desired


In medium bowl, combine raisins and hot water.  Let stand for about 15 minutes.

Next, peel and slice carrots diagonally into half-inch slices. In a medium pot of boiling water, add carrots, ginger and lemon juice. Cook 6-7 minutes. Drain.

Drain raisins, keeping ¾ cup of the liquid, set aside. In skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cook 30 seconds. Mix together raisin water and cornstarch. Add to butter/brown sugar mix. Cook 1 minute, until thickened. Add raisins and carrots and cook 1 minute. Add lemon zest and salt. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

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Originally published Aug. 1, 2016. Last updated July 20, 2020.

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