Delicious Veggie Medley

Updated on December 11, 2018
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I am a food enthusiast and am always trying new recipes. I love to garden, get crafty, and read a good book!

Kid-Friendly Veggies

Despite the less-than-magical looking photo, this veggie side dish is flavorful and delicious! The trick to bringing out the sweetness in the carrots and the rich flavor in the onions and garlic was to sauté on high heat for just long enough for the veggies to caramelize and get really tasty. The other trick was to add small amounts of water to allow the carrots to cook through without detracting from the overall flavor of the dish.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 3 people
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 carrots, cut on the diagonal
  • 1/4 cup sweet Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan on medium-high heat. Once butter is mostly melted, add onions and stir to combine.
  2. After onions are coated in butter, sauté on medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, then add carrot slices.
  3. Continue to cook carrots and onions until carrots are slightly browned and onions are soft and starting to get translucent.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low; then add garlic slices. Stir frequently to make sure garlic does not burn. Add spices and continue to saute ingredients until garlic is fragrant (2-3 minutes).
  5. Increase heat to medium and add water to the pan. Add frozen peas and stir.
  6. Once water has cooked off, taste carrots to test for doneness. If carrots are too firm for your liking, add more water and continue to cook until carrots are fork-tender.
  7. Remove from heat and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3
Calories 142
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 229 mg10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • Lisabean2202 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auger 

      13 days ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I agree Ethel! I used to be much less adventurous with food but with age I've gotten more open minded and willing to try most foods! :)

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      13 days ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Ethel, thanks for sharing your thoughts here. You are welcomed.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      13 days ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Anything that helps kids eat healthily is great. As a kid I hated most veg but somewhere along the line I turned into a veggie lover

    • Lisabean2202 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auger 

      4 weeks ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You're very welcome Rajan! I love veggies too Pamela! I agree, Dred, veggies make an easy side to any meal!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      4 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      We also make this carrot, peas, and spice medley. Time to try out your recipe. Looks so good. Thank you for sharing, Lisa.

    • dredcuan profile image

      Dred Cuan 

      5 weeks ago from California

      It looks so delicious! I personally love eating vegetables so I always have an easy recipe of it that usually paired with any meat.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I love vegetables and your recipe sounds delicious. My children are grown, but they went through a picky stage that didn't last.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      5 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Lisa, I appreciate your comments, and thanks.

    • Lisabean2202 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auger 

      5 weeks ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You're welcome Miebakagh!

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      5 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Lisa, it's a nice meal for kids. Thanks for sharing all this.

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