Recipe: Sharon's Chinese 5 Spice Carrots

Mar 31, 2016

This low-sodium side is so easy to make, we almost don’t need a recipe! Chinese 5 Spice is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns. It is guaranteed to add zip and is an excellent salt-alternative seasoning. Try a little at first and add more to your taste.

Makes:4, 1/2 cup servings

Calories: 53; Potassium: 195 mg; Calcium: 20 mg;
Sodium: 42 mg; Protein: .5 g; Phosphorous: 21 mg; Fluid: 54 ml

Source: Sharon Khalifa, renal dietitian (Satellite Healthcare)


  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • Chinese 5 Spice Powder to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add carrots. Sprinkle spice blend over the top and toss to coat. Saute over medium heat until soft.
  2. Serve along with your meal. Enjoy!

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