Carrots with Dijon Mustard and Tarragon

Makes 2 cups (500 mL)

The combination of carrots, Dijon mustard, and tarragon is classic. This simple recipe is delicious and provides an easy way to get your powerful protector, vitamin A, along with some calcium, iron, and potassium. Dijon mustard contains plenty of salt, so no additional salt is needed.

3 cups (750 mL) sliced carrots
1 tablespoon (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon (5 mL) dried tarragon, crushed
Put the carrots in a steamer over medium-high heat and steam for 5 to 7 minutes or until the carrots are tender to the bite. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, and tarragon in a large bowl. Remove the carrots from the heat and toss them in the mustard dressing until well coated. Serve immediately.

Per cup (250 mL): calories: 89, protein: 3 g, fat: 2 g, carbohydrate: 17 g (8 g from sugar), dietary fibre: 5 g, calcium: 81 mg, iron: 1 mg, magnesium: 22 mg, phosphorus: 57 mg, potassium: 528 mg, sodium: 440 mg, zinc: 0.4 mg, thiamin: 0.1 mg, riboflavin: 0.1 mg, niacin: 2 mg, vitamin B6: 0.2 mg, folate: 33 mcg, pantothenic acid: 0.4 mg, vitamin B12: 0 mcg, vitamin A: 1298 mcg, vitamin C: 13 mg, vitamin E: 1 mg, omega-6 fatty acids: 0.2 g, omega-3 fatty acids: 0 g

Percentage of calories from protein 11%, fat 16%, carbohydrate 73%