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Carrots are an easy side dish. Amp up the flavor by cooking with white wine. Celery adds contrasting color and a tender-crisp crunch. This Honey Glazed Carrots and Celery recipe is a perfect side dish for Sunday dinner or Easter brunch.
Benefits of Carrots In Your Diet
Carrots are a healthy and plentiful vegetable. They are a common ingredient in our diet. We often eat them raw as snacks or in salads. Carrots can also be steamed, boiled, or roasted as a side dish.
Regular consumption of carrots may help keep your eyes healthy, help you avoid some forms of cancer, decrease constipation, and keep your immune system and heart-healthy. 1 Plus they have a wonderful flavor and are an excellent side to any meal.
Looking for another carrot side dish? Try my recipe for Easy Julienned Veggies. A colorful mixture of colorful julienned carrots, broccoli stalks, and parsnips.
Ingredients in Honey Glazed Carrots and Celery
This recipe includes simple ingredients you probably have on hand. Carrots and celery are the stars of this dish.
They are flavored with olive oil sautéed finely chopped onions. White wine, honey, and dried dill add extra flavor to this quick and easy side dish.
Preparing Honey Glazed Carrots and Celery
First start by cleaning, peeling, and chopping your carrots. When I have a bit more time, I like to slice them diagonally for a more finished dish. Chop celery and set both aside.
Time-saver tip: clean, peel, and slice carrots and celery a day or two in advance. Store in a plastic bag or a covered dish in the refrigerator. Add a tablespoon of water to keep vegetables moist. This will help eliminate chopping in the middle of preparing other dishes.
Next, finely chop onion. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add onion. Sauté until just tender but don't over brown.
Transfer onions to a medium sauce pan. Add carrots, celery, water, wine, honey, and dried dill.
Over medium high heat, bring ingredients to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer until vegetables are tender crisp.
Transfer to your serving dish and sprinkle with a dusting of dried dill.
What to Serve with Carrots and Celery
This easy side dish is perfect with poultry, pork tenderloin, or beef roast. You might like it with an Oven-Baked Turkey Breast, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts, or Baked Chicken Legs with Sweet & Spicy Red Sauce.
March 2021 Updates: Post updated with Ingredients and Recipe Preparation. Recipe Card directions refined.