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Minted Fresh Carrots

  • Prep: 10
  • Cook: 25
  • Serves: 6
There are few flavors that evoke springtime in Idaho like the fresh taste of locally-sourced Idaho minted fresh carrots. The crisp, tender texture of the carrots is complemented by the delicate mint flavor, creating a perfect side dish for any meal. Idaho’s rich soil and favorable climate produce some of the best carrots in the country, making them a popular ingredient among local chefs and home cooks alike. This dish is not only delicious, but also a nutritious addition to your menu. Give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the bright flavors of Idaho’s bountiful harvest.


  • 5-6 carrots, cut into strips or slices (Available at your local Farmers Market during season)
  • 2 Tablespoons Idaho butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Idaho honey
  • ¼ cup mint jelly or 2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped


  • Peel and slice carrots.

  •  In medium saucepan, cover carrots with water and bring to boil.

  • Reduce heat and cook carrots until tender-crisp – approximately 10-15 minutes depending on size of slices/strips.

  • In microwave safe bowl, combine honey and butter. Heat just until butter melts

  • When carrots are done, drain water then return to saucepan.

  • Add honey mixture and chopped mint; toss to coat.

  •   Simmer until glazed, approximately 5 minutes.

  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves.