Glazed Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Soy Margarine Recipe

Carrots glazed with Balsamic Vinegar and Butter

Glazed Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Soy Margarine Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 6 | Vegan diet


Carrots glazed with Balsamic Vinegar and Butter
Carrots glazed with Balsamic Vinegar and Butter

Carrots glazed with balsamic vinegar and butter is a delicious and flavorful side dish that is perfect for any meal. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors makes this dish a standout on the dinner table.


This recipe is a modern twist on a classic side dish. Carrots have long been a staple in many cuisines around the world, and the addition of balsamic vinegar and butter adds a unique and delicious flavor profile to this traditional vegetable.


How to prepare

  1. Melt soy margarine in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Cover and cook until carrots are tender-crisp, approximately 7 minutes.
  4. Stir in sugar and vinegar.
  5. Cook uncovered until carrots are tender and glazed, stirring frequently, for about 12 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add chives and toss to blend.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm and spicy flavor.
  • Substitute honey for the sugar for a different sweetness profile.
  • Top with toasted nuts or seeds for added crunch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cut the carrots into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking.

- Be sure to sauté the carrots before adding the sugar and vinegar to enhance their natural sweetness.

- Stir frequently while cooking to prevent the glaze from burning.

- Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these glazed carrots as a side dish with roasted chicken or grilled fish for a complete and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe uses sautéing and glazing techniques to cook the carrots to perfection.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have soy margarine, you can use regular butter or olive oil as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the glazed carrots ahead of time and reheat them in the oven before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish with additional chopped chives or a drizzle of balsamic reduction for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

These glazed carrots pair well with a variety of main dishes, such as roasted pork loin or grilled steak.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of carrots glazed with balsamic vinegar and butter contains approximately 200 calories.


Carrots are a good source of carbohydrates, providing around 12 grams per serving.


This dish contains fats from the soy margarine and butter, providing approximately 8 grams per serving.


Carrots are not a significant source of protein, with only around 2 grams per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Carrots are rich in vitamin A, providing over 100% of the recommended daily intake per serving. They also contain vitamin K, potassium, and fiber.


This recipe contains soy and may not be suitable for those with soy allergies.


Overall, this dish is a nutritious and flavorful side that is rich in vitamin A and other essential nutrients.


Carrots glazed with balsamic vinegar and butter is a simple yet delicious side dish that is sure to impress. The sweet and tangy flavors of the glaze complement the natural sweetness of the carrots, making this dish a standout on the dinner table.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it. The combination of sweet carrots, tangy balsamic vinegar, and rich butter sounded like a match made in culinary heaven. I knew I had to learn how to make it.

I first came across this recipe many years ago, when I was just a young girl. My neighbor, Mrs. Jenkins, was known far and wide for her delicious cooking. She had a green thumb and a knack for turning simple ingredients into gourmet dishes. One day, I was playing in her garden when she called me inside for a snack. I followed her into the kitchen, where she was busy chopping carrots and drizzling them with balsamic vinegar.

"Would you like to try some of my glazed carrots, dear?" she asked, her eyes twinkling with mischief.

I eagerly accepted and took a bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth – the sweetness of the carrots, the tang of the vinegar, and the richness of the butter. I was hooked. Mrs. Jenkins saw the delight on my face and offered to teach me how to make them myself.

And so, I spent many afternoons in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen, learning the art of cooking. She taught me the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients and the magic of combining different flavors to create something truly special. She showed me how to balance sweet and savory, tangy and rich, in perfect harmony.

As I grew older, I continued to hone my skills in the kitchen. I experimented with different variations of Mrs. Jenkins' glazed carrots recipe, adding my own twist here and there. I discovered that a splash of orange juice added a citrusy brightness, while a sprinkle of fresh herbs brought a burst of freshness.

Over the years, I shared my glazed carrots with friends and family, who all raved about them. They became a staple at holiday dinners and special occasions, always eliciting oohs and aahs from my guests. And with each batch I made, I felt a sense of pride and satisfaction, knowing that I was carrying on Mrs. Jenkins' legacy.

Now, as I sit in my own kitchen, surrounded by the familiar sights and smells of cooking, I can't help but think back to those days spent learning from Mrs. Jenkins. Her lessons have stayed with me all these years, guiding me as I continue to explore the world of food and flavors.

And so, whenever I make my glazed carrots with balsamic vinegar and butter, I do so with gratitude in my heart. Gratitude for Mrs. Jenkins, who introduced me to this wonderful recipe. Gratitude for the joy and memories that food has brought into my life. And gratitude for the simple pleasure of sharing a delicious meal with the ones I love.

For me, cooking is more than just a way to nourish my body – it is a way to nourish my soul. And as I take a bite of those perfectly glazed carrots, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together, to create connections, and to fill our lives with love and warmth. And for that, I am truly thankful.


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