Creamy Carrot and Herb Linguine

How carrots help with eyes?

Carrots are high in the antioxidants lutein and beta carotene, which have been shown to protect your eyes. They promote healthy eyes and good vision. Below is a good carrot recipe for your dinner!

A quick dunk of fresh carrot ribbons in the pasta cooking water softens them just enough so you can swirl them through the creamy sauce with the linguine. If you have a spiralizer, spiralize the carrots and add to the pasta cooking water 3 minutes before draining. Shaved Parmesan melts evenly into the sauce and creates lovely shards on top for a visual and textural contrast. A handful of fresh parsley and tarragon add a springy pop of green right at the end. You could also use thinly sliced chives or the green parts of green

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat linguine
  • 2 cups carrot noodles or ribbons
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved and divided (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons torn tarragon leaves

How To Do

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding carrots during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Step 2

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook 30 seconds. Add milk to pan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes or until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Stir in salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup cheese until smooth. Add pasta mixture to milk mixture; toss. Top with breadcrumbs, remaining 1/4 cup cheese, parsley, and tarragon. Serve immediately.

If you want to keep your eyes healthy, you should also establish other healthy, vision-protective habits like exercising, wearing sunglasses, limiting screen time, eating a balanced diet, and take eye supplements

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