Diabetic Cooking

Exotic Amaretto maroon carrots

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 8–9 minutes.


  • 1 pound maroon carrots (plain carrots can be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto


Peel carrots and slice into 1-inch pieces. Place in a microwave-safe dish, add 2 tablespoons water, and cover with lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on 100% for 8–9 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain water.

In a small bowl, stir together melted margarine and Amaretto. Drizzle evenly over carrots and toss to coat.

Yield: 2 cups.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 79 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 50 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.