Grapefruit Honey Glazed Carrots

A sunny side dish that’s done in about 10 minutes – and will brighten the day of kids or anyone: Grapefruit Honey Glazed Carrots.

  • Author: Serena Ball
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 grapefruit – zested to produce 1/4 teaspoon grated peel and squeezed to make 1/4 cup juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Garnish: parsley (optional)


  1. Place carrots and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe-dish and cook on HIGH power for about 5 minutes until tender; stirring halfway through cooking. OR Place carrots and 1/2 cup water in a small pot on stove and cook over medium-high heat for about 5-6 minutes until tender. Drain (but don’t dump the water – it’s deliciously sweet carrot-flavored water – and contains vitamin C!)
  2. While carrots are cooking, melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in grapefruit peel, juice, cornstarch and honey. Cook until thick – about 1-2 minutes – stirring.
  3. Lower heat to low and add warm carrots; stir to coat carrots with glaze.