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Recipe: Lemon-Oregano Marinated Carrots

Lemon-oregano marinated carrots

The busy spring season provides numerous opportunities to enjoy a potluck gathering with friends and family. For a colorful and healthy veggie side dish, try this low-calorie recipe featuring fresh carrots marinated in a zesty lemon-oregano dressing.

Carrots are an excellent source of the antioxidant nutrient beta-carotene — just one cup of carrots provides more than four times the recommended daily requirement. Carrots also provide essential daily fiber, vitamins A and C, and numerous other phytonutrient antioxidants.

Lemon-Oregano Marinated Carrots 

Makes 4 cups

Put carrots into boiling water and blanch one minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again.

In a small jar or container, combine garlic, juice, dressing, salt, pepper and oregano. Shake well.

Pour dressing over carrots. Marinate at room temperature 1 hour, or overnight in refrigerator.

45 calories per cup
Recipe from HMR's Serving You Well Cookbook

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