Easy Thai-Inspired Carrots in Lime Peanut Sauce

Carrots Serve as the Main Ingredient. Tim Parkinson/Flickr
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
164 Calories
3g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1366mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 5g
Calcium 103mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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!