Easy Thai-Inspired Carrots in Lime Peanut Sauce

Carrots Serve as the Main Ingredient. Tim Parkinson/Flickr
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings

This is one of those recipes that came about when I had very little food on hand and didn't feel like making a trip to the store! The result of my bare refrigerator was a simple carrot dish with a Thai peanut sauce. I find it quite filling as a side dish, but you could also pair it with a Thai curry or a whole grain for a full meal.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp water (or veggie broth, + 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Thai peanut sauce (or salad dressing)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (lime is better, but lemon may be substituted)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water or broth and lime juice and set aside.
  2. Sautee the onion in 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons broth or water until slightly soft.
  3. Add carrots, cover, and simmer 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat, add the sauce mix, cover and simmer another 5 to 7 minutes until carrots are soft, stirring frequently.
  4. Add sesame seeds and cook one more minute, if desired. Serve over rice or other grain if desired, and enjoy!