Mashed Carrots & Ginger

A Chef McCargo recipe

Add color and flavor to your table with this holiday-favorite side dish. Mashed carrots are spiced with ginger, honey, black pepper and a touch of vanilla extract. A vibrant and velvety dish that couldn’t be more simple—or delicious.

mashed carrots recipe

: Serves 5 (1 serving = ½ cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 36 cal
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 75 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Protein 1 g
Phosphorus 26 mg
Potassium 223 mg
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Calcium 35 mg

Directions

  1. Boil or steam carrots on high heat until carrots are very tender. Lower heat to low and mash carrots with a potato masher.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (ginger, honey, pepper and vanilla extract) and stir until well-mixed.

Optional: Garnish with chopped chives and serve.

Tip: For smoother mashed carrots, use a food processor or blender.