Mandarin Glazed Carrots Recipe

Versatile and rich in Vitamin C, citrus fruits can stand alone as fresh, delicious snacks, add a tangy twist to any meal or drink, or offer a pop of color to a beautiful plate.

Ranging from tart to sweet, each unique variety offers its own health benefits.

Mandarin Glazed Carrots

Recipe by Whole Foods
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Course: SideCuisine: American



    Sweet mandarin oranges are a great match for carrots in this flavorful side dish. It's terrific at room temperature or quickly reheated on the stovetop, so you can easily make it up to two days ahead of time. Add sliced mint leaves for a festive garnish.


    • ½ teaspoon

      fine sea salt

    • 1 tablespoon

      unsalted butter

    • 3

      clementines or satsumas, peeled and chopped (remove any seeds)

    • 1 pound

      (7 to 8 medium) carrots, peeled and chopped

    • 3⁄4 teaspoon

      toasted cumin seeds


    • In a medium saucepan, heat clementines and butter over medium heat. 

    • Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until clementines are soft. 

    • Add carrots and salt; cover the pan, lower heat, and cook for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally. 

    • Sprinkle with cumin seeds and serve warm or at room temperature.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories – 110 | Total Fat – 3g | Saturated Fat – 2g | Sodium – 380mg | Carbohydrate – 19g | Dietary Fiber – 5g | Sugar – 12g | Protein – 2g

    Facts about Citrus Fruits:

    Get Creative!

    • Squeeze lemon/lime juice over salads, fish, or chicken
    • Add mandarins for a bold salad
    • Chop grapefruit into a salsa or blend and whip up a fresh vinaigrette dressing

    Nutrition Breakdown

    • High in Vitamin C (one contains almost 100% of your recommended daily value)
    Mandarin Oranges:
    • High in Vitamins A and C
    • One contains about 90% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 30% of Vitamin A
    • High in dietary fiber
    • High in Vitamin C (one contains more than 100% of your recommended daily value)
    • High in Vitamin A and dietary fiber

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