Steamed Carrots (Side Dish)

Steaming carrots is a quick way to cook this kid friendly vegetable. Tossed with fresh herbs and the tang of lemon zest, these carrots pair perfectly with the chicken.

Steamed Carrots (Side Dish)

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 1 pound carrots (I like using rainbow carrots – they look so pretty on the plate!), peeled and cut into 1 inch diagonal pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper



Fill a medium pot with 2 inches of water. Place a collapsible steamer basket in the pot and bring the water to simmer over medium-high heat.


Put the carrots in the basket, sprinkle with the thyme and oregano cover the pot and steam the carrots for about 5-8 minutes. The carrots are done when you can easily pierce them with a fork. If you want your carrots on the crunchy side, cook for 5 minutes. For more tender carrots, cook the closer to 8 minutes.


When they’re finished put the carrots on a plate, toss with lemon zest and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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