Algerian Carrots

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This easy side dish is flavored with a spice mix of cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and bay leaf, then finished with lemon juice.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3 cloves cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with 1 1/2 cups of water, or just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the sliced carrots, reduce the heat to medium, and cover the pan again. Steam until tender but not mushy, 4 to 6 minutes depending on the thickness of the slices. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and thyme. Cook the spices and garlic, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid and the bay leaf, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in the carrots, tossing well to coat with the spice mixture, and cook until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and remove the bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 370mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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