Lemon-Basil Carrot Bundles Recipe

Step 1

Cut carrots into 80 (2 /1/4 inch) strips. Combine carrots, water, lemon juice, sugar & garlic in a non aluminum saucepan; cover. Cook over medium heat 6 to 8 min. Or until carrots are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Place carrots in a shall bowl; reserving cooking liquid in saucepan. Add basil, lemon rind & oil to cooking liquid & set aside. Trim white portion from green onions. Place tops in a large boil. Add boiling water to cover. Drain immediately & rinse under cold water. Cut tops into 20 narrow strips. Gather 4 carrot strips into a bundle & tie with onion strip. Repeat procedure with remaining carrots & onions strips. Place bundles in a large shallow bowl. Pour basil mixture over bundles; cover & chill at least 1 hour. Remove bundles from liquid, using a slotted spoon; discard liquid. Arrange bundles on a serving platter lined with lemon slices if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 6md Carrots Scraped
  • 1/4c Water
  • 1tb Lemon Juice
  • 1ts Sugar
  • 1cl Garlic Minced
  • 1ts Dried Whole Basil
  • 1/4ts Grated Lemon Rind
  • 1tb Olive Oil
  • 6 Green Onions
  • 3 Lemons Thinly Sliced

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