This week’s Gingered Carrot Zoodles Recipe will help sneak more vegetables into your meals! It’s sweet, tangy, and even a little spicy.
Featuring the nutrition powerhouse – Carrots! Rich in vitamins and minerals, they also make a great snack to satisfy any “crunch” cravings.
We all know that carrots are famous for helping to protect your vision, but did you know they also contain vitamins, minerals, and compounds that help fight cancer, reduce your blood pressure, keep your immune system strong, AND can help your bones stay healthy?
Carrots are super versatile! Add them to soups, salads, stews, and stir-fries; sneak them into casseroles, roast them on a sheet pan, or you can even add a little pure carrot juice to smoothies. And of course, you can snack on them as-is.
GINGERED CARROT ZOODLES WITH SPINACH RECIPE
(Makes 8 servings)
● 8 large carrots, peeled
● ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
● ½ medium onion, finely chopped
● ⅓ cup (55 grams) raisins, chopped
● 2 cloves garlic, minced
● 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
● 1 tsp grated lemon zest
● ½ cup (120 ml) low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
● 4 big handfuls of spinach
● 1 tbsp lemon juice
● salt and pepper to taste
Create ribbons from the carrots by using a vegetable peeler, peeling them lengthwise. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Add the raisins, garlic, ginger, lemon zest, and a pinch or two of salt. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring to incorporate all of the ingredients.
Add the carrots and broth, and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, and then add the spinach. Continue to stir and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
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