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Marinated Carrots


Balsamic vinegar-marinated carrots are an easy side dish for your favorite pasta dinner.

4 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Place carrots and garlic in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 30 seconds. (Alternatively, place carrots, garlic and 1/4 cup water in a 1-quart casserole; cover with lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on High until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring midway.)
  2. Immediately drain the carrots and garlic; transfer to a medium bowl. Add vinegar, oil, thyme and sugar and toss well. Let cool for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the garlic and season with salt and pepper.


Per serving : 66 Calories; 3 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 137 mg Sodium; 310 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat