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Carrots with Garlic and Scallions

Dine on a healthy dose of beta-carotene with this tasty recipe using one of winter’s best vegetables, carrots.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 8 medium) carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Begin by parboiling the carrots. To do this, add the carrots to boiling water in a medium saucepan and cover. Allow carrots to boil for about 5 to 6 minutes. Parboiling is a time saving step that partially cooks dense vegetables like carrots so that they can be easily added to other ingredients that don't require much cooking time.
  2. After the carrots are sufficiently parboiled, remove them from heat and drain them. You may also want to rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. Combine the scallions, olive oil, garlic, lemon and salt in a saute pan. Cook over a medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the parboiled carrots and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with scallion slivers.