sous vide carrots in a white bowl with serving spoon

Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots

A delicious Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots recipe that's very easy to make with just five simple ingredients: carrots, orange zest, honey, butter, and salt.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Sous Vide
Keyword carrots, kid friendly, side dishes, sous vide, thanksgiving, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 107 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 pound whole baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Using an immersion circulator, preheat the water in your cooking vessel to 183 F.

  2. Add all the ingredients to a 1-quart vacuum seal bag.  Vacuum and seal the bag, then use tongs to carefully place the bag in the preheated water.  Cook for 1 hour, turning the bag once or twice if it does not flip itself over freely.

  3. Remove the bag with tongs.  Carefully cut open the bag (watch out for steam) and drain the carrots completely in a colander.  Serve carrots immediately.

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Recipe Notes

The drained cooking liquid is not suitable for reducing as a sauce; it is high in salt (more like a brine than a sauce), and because of this it's too salty to use as additional sauce for serving.  I know this because I already tried it so you didn't have to. :)

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 380mg17%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin A 15815IU316%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.