These Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter get crunch appeal from pistachios sprinkled on top and in a wonderful lime and mint butter. It’s the unexpected pop of freshness in the herb butter coat them that makes this special. A tasty side dish that is a new house favorite. www.keviniscooking.com
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Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter

These Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter get crunch appeal from pistachios sprinkled on top and in a wonderful lime and mint butter. Adapted from Martha Holmberg from Fine Cooking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter, homemade herb butter recipe, loaded carrot recipe, pistachio herb butter
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 194
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted roasted, shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp packed finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or hot sauce of choice
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 lb . carrots peeled and cut into pieces about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • Pulse the pistachios in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Set aside half of the nuts. Pulse the remaining nuts until they are quite fine but not pasty. Add the parsley and mint, and pulse until the herbs are finely chopped. Add the butter, cheese, zest, Sriracha, and salt. Pulse until a well blended paste.
  • Combine the carrots and 1 tsp. salt in a 4-quart saucepan and add enough water to just cover. Cover the pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook to your liking, about 5 minutes for crisp-tender.
  • Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the carrots, and then return them to the pan. Add the butter in pieces and toss to melt and coat the carrots. Add the lime juice and some of the reserved water, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and more lime juice. Serve topped with the reserved pistachios.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.3g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 20.1mg | Sodium: 472.8mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 8.8g