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Steamed carrots

Easy Steamed Carrots

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Steamed carrots are a fresh and easy side dish that’s bursting with flavor! Here’s a tutorial for how to steam this healthy orange vegetable.


  • 8 medium carrots (1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (we used thyme and parsley)
  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Peel and slice the carrots into 1/4-inch slices on the bias (diagonally).
  2. Place about 1 inch of water in a pot or saucepan. If using a steamer basket without a handle, add it to the pot now: the water surface should be right under the basket. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the carrots (in the steamer basket, if it has a handle). Steam with the lid on until just tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Taste test with a fork to assess doneness.
  4. Carefully remove the vegetables to a bowl. Toss with the olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh herbs. Spritz with the juice from 2 lemon wedges (if using).
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan