My boyfriend threw this side dish together. He knows how much I love carrots, and any new carrot recipes are a warm welcome. It's easy to stick with munching on raw carrots or throwing them in stir-fries.
Cooking the raisins in the pan gives a sweetness to the entire dish, and they cook down almost to a juicy glaze. The walnuts add a delicious crunch. The best part - it's a simple and quick side dish to throw together for a weeknight meal.
Sauteed Carrots with Walnuts & Raisins (serves 2)
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2 inch sticks
- 1/4 cup raisins (Note: grapes are on the Dirty Dozen list. Look for organic, if that's important to you.)
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Heat the olive oil to medium-heat, and cook the carrots until soft. Add the raisins and walnuts, turn heat to low-medium. Allow to cook down, until raisins are soft and juicy.
Next time, I'm going to add a dash of balsamic vinegar. It would pair well with the raisins & walnuts!
This was perfect paired with pork-chops, grilled pineapple, and a bed of spinach.