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Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Baked Baby Carrots with Thyme

Simple Side Dish

This colorful side can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and requires only 5 ingredients. Balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar form a beautiful glaze that brings out the natural sweetness of carrots. This healthy vegetable contains the antioxidant beta-carotene (a plant form of vitamin A), as well as other beneficial carotenoids.

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

  • 1 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil
  • 4 cups baby-cut carrots or 1/2-inch diagonally sliced carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots. Sauté until carrots become tender crisp and start to brown slightly, about 11-12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle vinegar and sugar over carrots, stirring to thoroughly coat carrots. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 6 servings

Per serving: 66 calories, 2 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate,<1 g protein, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 64 mg sodium.

Resource: American Institute for Cancer Research