Guava Glazed Rainbow Carrots

Guava Glazed Rainbow Carrots

It’s late summer in Southern Oregon…  The morning air is brisk and the foliage is almost ready to turn into autumn’s vibrant colors.  The pear harvest here in the Rogue Valley is now in full swing and the farmers markets are filled with local produce such as pears, tomatoes, corn and melons.  It won’t be long until pumpkins and winter squash fill the produce bins.

I found these Rainbow Carrots this morning at a local farmer’s market.  Orange, purple and yellow.  I could not pass them up…  What beautiful colors!  Even better, they’re organic too!

When preparing the carrots be sure to slice them into uniformly thick pieces.  The reason is that they will cook consistently and near the same rate.  My Guava Glazed Rainbow Carrots are similar in flavor to traditional glazed carrots but with a lovely sweet guava flavor.  This colorful side dish takes about 20 minutes to make and tastes great with roasted chicken, grilled chops or a juicy steak.  If you can’t find rainbow carrots feel free to use the usual orange carrots.  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • One pound carrots peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/3 cup guava jelly
  • dash salt (or to taste)
  • pinch of white pepper (or to taste)

In a saucepan heat the water until boiling.  Add 1/2 tsp salt and carrot slices.  Cook for 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.  Drain carrots.  Place back on the stove.  Add butter, guava jelly, salt and pepper.  Cook until guava jelly has melted and the carrots are glazed.  Remove from heat, place in serving dish and serve.  Makes 4 servings.

21 thoughts on “Guava Glazed Rainbow Carrots

    1. Tessa

      Thank you Hannah! I’ve been thinking about that idea for a couple of weeks now. I really like the flavor of the guava jelly but you could use apricot or peach too!

  1. mjskit

    I love those Rainbow Carrots! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen rainbow carrots. thanks for sharing such a beautiful picture of them! Love the guava glaze and perfect for carrots! I don’t see people using guava jelly much, but leave it to you! :)

  2. Sissi

    A very original and beautiful side-dish! I have never cooked with guava and I think I have never tasted it… I’m slowly discovering exotic fruits and vegetables, so I’m putting guava on the list too.

  3. Claire

    Hi there I thought I’d pop over from choc Chips blog and say hi :)
    I just love growing and eating rainbow carrots, I definitely eat with my eyes!

    1. Tessa

      Hi Claire! I really liked the rainbow carrots! Next time I see them at the farmers market I will definitely be buying them again.

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