Maple Garlic Garden Carrots

This isn’t much of a recipe. I make no apologies for that. This is all about amazing produce that looks and tastes beautiful.

I feel like I am bragging but I can’t take much credit for these. They are beautiful on their own. They grew all on their own without much attention from me. I thinned them once and then basically forgot about them. They did just fine without me.

These are a purple variety but I forget the exact name. They are really just like orange carrots with a bruising of purple on the outside.

A tender scrubbing and trimming is all these little gems need. A quick steam and a light bath in a simple mixture of vegan margarine, maple syrup and fresh garlic. That’s it.

steamed garden carrots

Maple Garlic Garden Carrots
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Beautiful garden carrots that everyone will love.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs fresh garden carrots, scrubbed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly or chopped finely
  • salt and pepper
  1. Steam carrots until just tender-crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Melt margarine over low heat in a large skillet. Add maple syrup and garlic.
  3. Let simmer over low until garlic is softened, stirring often.
  4. Add steamed carrots and toss until coated.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.


Maple Garlic Garden Carrots

Maple Garlic Garden Carrots


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5 Responses to “Maple Garlic Garden Carrots”

  1. September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    They are so pretty!

    • September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

      I was smitten with these beauties. Almost didn’t want to eat them, they’re so pretty.

  2. Tiina
    September 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Not a real recipe?!?!? This is perfect. Beautiful food highlighted in a beautiful way. Nicely done.

    • September 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      Thanks so much for such a lovely comment. :) *blushing*


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