Heirloom carrots are enhanced even more by the Italian flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, garlic and basil for a fresh, healthy side dish.

Yield: 4 servings

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Carrots are filled with antioxidants vitamins A and C.

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Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • 1 pound heirloom carrots, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick on the bias (at an angle)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock (substitute vegetable stock to make this recipe vegetarian)
  • ½ cup pickled pepperoncini peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup basil, chopped chiffonade style (in thin strips)

Tips & Notes

Some heirloom carrots may be orange, but varieties include red, white and purple. Heirloom vegetables, which refer to those grown from older, less-common varieties of seeds, are available seasonally at farmers markets and farm stands.



  1. Sauté garlic in olive oil just until light golden brown, then add the stock to the pan to prevent the garlic from burning. Add the carrots, season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook over medium- high heat for approximately 5 to 8 minutes until desired tenderness is reached.
  2. Uncover, and add pepperoncinis, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Cook for 1 more minute just to warm the dish throughout. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 115, Fat – 7.4g, Dietary Fiber – 3.4g, Protein – 1.5g, Vitamin A – 381%, Vitamin C – 19%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com

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  1. Rachel says:

    Oooh I love carrots and that sounds so tasty! Thanks for sharing! :)