Sweet and Spicy Carrots in Peanut Sauce

Serves 4. Prep time: 15 minutes.
Ingredients: 

4 large carrots, julienned
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

Preparation: 

Steam the carrots to desired degree of doneness, around 2 to 4 minutes. While the carrots cook, place the peanut butter, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Sriracha and honey in a medium bowl and stir with a fork until smooth. When the carrots are done, place in a serving bowl, drizzle with the peanut mixture, and toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with cilantro.

Serving Suggestion:
The sweet and spicy flavors in this dish make it an excellent side for roast chicken or pork, or stir the slightly crunchy carrots into a big bowl of cooked brown rice, and sprinkle with cilantro and toasted sesame seeds or chopped peanuts for extra crunch.

Diet Types: 
Vegetarian