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Steamed vegetables are a great, and healthy, additional to any meal, and we recently experimented with steamed carrots.


1 bag of baby carrots

1 whole lemon

2 teaspoons of mint (or, to taste)

While we did not technically steam the carrots, we achieved the same result by placing about 2 inches of water in a pot, boiling the water, adding the carrots, and placing a lid over the pot until the carrots were tender. However, we added a bit of zest and spice to the carrots as they were steaming to impart more flavor to them. Several minutes after adding the carrots, we squeezed a small lemon into the water. We also added about 2 teaspoons of crushed mint. After the carrots were tender, we drained the remaining water and added more mint to the carrots. The result was a subtle, but palpable, refreshing, zesty flavor in the carrots. We found the carrots to go particularly well with the baked chicken we had for dinner, although they would pair well with many other dishes.