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Oregano Carrots Recipe

Oregano Carrots  Recipe

The oregano in this quick-and-easy recipe gives an unusual and lively mediterranean zip to the sweetness of carrots, one of our favorite root vegetables. So bright and appealing (and so packed with health-promoting beta-carotene), carrots are always welcome on the winter table.

6 carrots, cut lengthwise in inch strips
2 to 3 tablespoons butter (or half butter, half olive oil)
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons dried oregano

1. Place carrots in a heavy pan with butter, water, and oregano.

2. Cover and steam until carrots are crisp-tender.

3. Remove cover and caramelize slightly.

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Adapted from This Organic Life, by Joan Dye Gussow (Chelsea Green, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Joan Dye Gussow. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from This Organic Life, by Joan Dye Gussow (Chelsea Green, 2001).

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5:27AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

thanks. I am not into cooked carrots unless in a stirfry, casserole or with honey.

1:31PM PST on Feb 4, 2013

My favorite carrot recipe is:
2 lb. sliced carrots, cooked until just tender crisp, about 6 min.
1 lg. onion, cut into rings, thinly sliced
1 lg. green pepper, sliced, thinly sliced

3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1 c. vinegar
1 can tomato soup

Layer carrots, onions and green peppers in large bowl. Mix all marinade ingredients together heat in a saucepan until sugar disolves. Pour over vegetables. Marinate in refrigerator at least 24 hours. Actually the longer it marinates, the better the taste. If you use a glass bowl to layer your veggies in, it looks really pretty. Just be careful that the marinade cools off a bit so it does not break your glass bowl. Enjoy!

8:09AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012


2:27AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

I don't like carrots. :-(

1:55AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

This looks really good!

4:56AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

thanks for this

9:11AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

1:48PM PDT on May 29, 2012

thanks a lot!!

3:30PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Thank you

3:18PM PDT on May 15, 2011

Sounds good, Thanks Annie!

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