Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
4 servings

Be sure to use true baby carrots with tops. So-called baby carrots sold in bags are often whittled-down mature vegetables; their texture will be too tough for this recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare garlic; let stand 10 minutes.

Step 2

Steam carrots, covered, 10 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in carrots, cilantro, and remaining ingredients.

Ratings & Reviews

Carrot sauce

June 10, 2017
Simly perfect

Incredibly Delicious

May 18, 2018
These carrots are absolutely divine! I've made them with regular, cut carrots and I've made them with (a bit difficult to find) baby carrots and, yes, the baby carrots were so much better and worth the extra money and effort to locate.  I almost like these best with just the lime juice and no zest, but they're wonderful both ways. 

Jaymie's Review

March 14, 2011
Love this dish - delicious and so fancy looking yet so easy. Looks and tastes like restaurant food :) I'm not a huge fan of cooked carrots but these are steamed just the right amount and the ginger/garlic/lime combo is outstanding. My husband liked them too.

love2coooook's Review

November 13, 2009
This is a keeper! I'd give it 6 stars if I could! Followed the recipe to a T and have made it again and again and again for Christmas dinner parties, Thanksgiving, and just regular ol' family dinners. Everyone looooves this side dish adn the best part is it's verrrry easy!

elah42's Review

December 19, 2010

Kaitysmom's Review

July 06, 2011
I cooked these tonight. I used rainbow carrots and they came out pretty good. I had to get creative with the directions because I didn't think they were very clear but overall...I'll make them again. My daughter enjoyed as well.

jaynerom's Review

January 27, 2011
Very good. These were incredibly easy to throw together in a short amount of time. We enjoyed every last one!

bonniebp's Review

September 12, 2009
Yum! Will make this again. Even a friend who does not like cooked carrots had seconds. I couldn't find the "baby" carrots in the store, so we used the bagged snack carrots & cooked them "Andante" as I'm in agreement with my friend and like a little crunch rather than mush when I eat cooked carrots.

LindigoGirl's Review

March 31, 2009
OMG, I want to roll around in that sauce! It was AWESOME! I left out the ginger because I don't care for it and used dried cilantro. The carrots took twice as long to steam, but I don't think I got real baby ones - although they did have the stems attached. Anyway, my husband and I both loved this.

RenoTX's Review

May 01, 2009
Made this with miniature-cut carrots, and had to steam longer accordingly. The sauce is delicious - my family loved this dish. I had not expected such a tangy flavor - the title of this dish should be carrots with lime-garlic-ginger sauce. The combination of lime, garlic, butter and ginger is delish, and the cilantro really adds to the total effect. I will definitely be making this again.