Easy Thai-Inspired Carrots in Lime Peanut Sauce

Carrots Serve as the Main Ingredient. Tim Parkinson/Flickr
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings

This is one of those recipes that came about when I had very little food on hand and didn't feel like making a trip to the store! The result of my bare refrigerator was a simple carrot dish with a Thai peanut sauce. I find it quite filling as a side dish, but you could also pair it with a Thai curry or a whole grain for a full meal.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp water (or veggie broth, + 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Thai peanut sauce (or salad dressing)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (lime is better, but lemon may be substituted)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water or broth and lime juice and set aside.
  2. Sautee the onion in 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons broth or water until slightly soft.
  3. Add carrots, cover, and simmer 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat, add the sauce mix, cover and simmer another 5 to 7 minutes until carrots are soft, stirring frequently.
  4. Add sesame seeds and cook one more minute, if desired. Serve over rice or other grain if desired, and enjoy!
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 164
    Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 1,366 mg
    Carbohydrates 33 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 5 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)