Sautéed Carrots with Dried Fruits

Sautéed Carrots with dried fruits

Here’s a tasty way to highlight carrots in a lightly cooked side dish. Their natural sweetness is enhanced with chopped dried fruit and balanced with a bit of lemon. It’s a nice everyday side dish and a welcome addition to fall and winter holiday meals. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Serves: 6

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and thinly sliced into coins or on the diagonal
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit (sliced apricots, mission figs, or dates; raisins,
    cranberries, cherries, or a combination)
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Toasted waltnuts or slivered almonds for topping, optional

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent.

Add the carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the optional almonds, and sauté for just until the carrots are tender-crisp. Add drops of water if the skillet gets dry as the carrots cook.

Transfer to a serving container or serve straight from the skillet, scattering toasted almonds over the top if desired.

Carrots with dried fruits

Sautéed Carrots with dried fruits

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One comment on “Sautéed Carrots with Dried Fruits

  1. Alyianna Baggins

    This dish is very delicious! I used raisins, dried cranberries, prunes, and figs in my version.

    God bless!
    – Alyianna

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