Honey Ginger French Carrots

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There’s more than one way to serve a carrot! But, we found one of the most delicious ways to cook up this vitamin-rich root vegetable. “French” carrots are simply carrots with the leafy tops trimmed and still attached. Our Honey Ginger French Carrots are first par-cooked in boiling water, then finished in a pan. The ginger, honey, balsamic vinegar, and fresh parsley make a delicious glaze. Aromatic flavors come together in this dish that’s both tasty and beautiful.

Make our Honey Ginger French Carrots a part of your next dinner party, and you’ll be sure to impress with their attractive presentation and flavor. If you don’t want to take the time to “French” your carrots, the recipe works just as well with baby carrots.

Honey Ginger French Carrot

Honey Ginger French Carrot

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: About 1 cup | Calories: 111 | Total Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 81mg | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3


  • 1 pound French carrots
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped.


  1. Rinse carrots and place in large soup pot. Fill with water 1 inch above carrots. Bring to a boil and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Quickly drain and submerge in cold water to stop the carrots from continuing to cook. Once cool, drain off any remaining water.
  2. In large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add ginger and cook a few seconds until fragrant. Add carrots, vinegar, and honey. Toss to coat carrots and cook until heated through. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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