Spring Vegetables with Lemon and Tarragon

Spring Vegetables with Lemon and Tarragon Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Chockful of veggies, Spring Vegetables with Lemon and Tarragon offers an elegant--and healthy--side dish to your spring table.


Serves: 8

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 143
Fat 6 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 338 mg


1/2 pound small carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 cup frozen baby lima beans, thawed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup frozen petite peas, thawed
1 14-oz. can large artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, quartered lengthwise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
Salt and pepper


1. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Put carrots in a large saucepan, cover with water and stir in 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until carrots are just tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Using a slotted spoon, remove carrots to bowl. Add onions to pan and simmer for 4 minutes. Adjust the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer.

2. Transfer cooled carrots from ice water to prepared baking sheet. Remove cooked onions to ice water; add ice to bowl as necessary. Continue to cook vegetables as follows, transferring cooked vegetables to ice water and draining on paper towels when cold: asparagus, 2 to 4 minutes; green beans, 4 to 5 minutes; sugar snap peas and baby lima beans, 2 minutes. (Vegetables can be cooked up to 5 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)

3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add vegetables, including peas and artichoke hearts. Stir gently until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in tarragon and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

March 2013
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