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Bright orange steamed carrots with lime gremolata on a teal plate

Steamed Carrots with Lime Gremolata


These steamed carrots are topped with a lime gremolata creating a unique, flavorful side dish!  



  • 8 ounces of baby carrots, peeled 
  • zest from half of one lime
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • dash ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 


  1. Steam the carrots. Insert steamer basked into a medium pot with a tight-fitting lid.  Add 2-3 inches of water.  Put the carrots in the steamer basket, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and steam for 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.  
  2. Make the gremolata. While the carrots are cooking, add the lime zest, garlic, ginger and cilantro in a small bowl. Mix until combined.   
  3. Finish the dish. Just before carrots are done, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and swirl in the butter. Add lime juice and salt; cook for 1 minute. Add the gremolata, stir to coat. Remove from pan and serve immediately.