Caramelized Baby Carrots

Baby carrots have a natural sweetness when cooked, and this recipe turns them into a treat even the pickiest veggie hater will gobble up.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 cups baby carrots
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt


  • Simmer carrots and cloves in water until just soft, about 8–10 minutes; do not overcook. Drain and drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Heat together carrots, margarine, brown sugar, mustard seeds, and sea salt, stirring frequently until carrots are well coated, about 5 minutes.