Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe here with a recipe for grilled carrots. This side dish recipe is so easy, so quick and can do be done with just carrots, a few things you probably already have in the pantry and foil.
I love grilling. I love cooking in the sun. It feels… right. So anything that allows me to cook more than just meat on the grill, and I’m IN! As an added bonus, these sweet grilled carrots are great reheated. To reheat, just wrap them in foil and toss them in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. I always grill extra to use an an easy veggie side dish throughout the week.
Simply Heavenly Sweet Grilled Carrots Recipe
First, peel your carrots, and put them aside. I leave the tips on, but it’s up to you.
Then mix up some butter and honey and pop it in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it’s all melted and mixed together. Toss in any herbs of your choice. Fresh, dried, whatever you have.
I used parsley, chives, and tarragon. But anything will work, rosemary and thyme, even just basics like oregano and basil would be great. Honestly, if you don’t have any herbs, this recipe will still work.
Mix the herbs into the butter/honey mixture. Then dip/roll your carrots in one at a time, get them coated and then place them in a Ziploc bag.
When they’re all in, pour the rest of the honey/butter marinade on top of them, seal the bag (with as little air in it as possible) and lay them in the fridge.
TIP: if the marinade won’t pour because it’s thickened, pop it back in the microwave for ten seconds, and it’ll easily pour into the bag. If it’s slightly warm when you pour it, that’s fine.
You can let this sit… really as long as you want. Two hours… two days, it’s all good. If you think of it, flip it once or twice to get the marinade on both sides. But honestly, if you forget, or even if you skip this step, you’re still gonna end up with some yummy carrots.
Put the grill on medium heat, and lay the carrots right over the flame, (this will vary slightly depending on your grill). Brush on some more of the marinade every few minutes, and turn them every ten minutes. Depending on how big your carrots are, it takes about 25-30 minutes or so to get them soft. Simply test with a fork. If the fork goes in, they’re done!
For those of you who prefer a quick glance recipe, here it is!
Printable Grilled Carrots Recipe
Sweet Grilled Carrots Recipe
- 8 carrots, peeled
- 2 TBS honey
- 2.5 TBS butter, melted
- 3 teaspoons of herbs (any) (suggestion: 1 each of parsley, tarragon, and chives)
- Marinate the carrots in the melted butter, honey, and herbs for at least 30 minutes.
- Place on hot grill and baste with marinate as you turn until soft inside about 25 minutes (depending on the size of the carrots and the heat of the flames).
- Remove from grill and serve.
Sweet Grilled Carrots Recipe
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7.55 g||10.8%|
|Saturated Fat 4.62 g||20%|
|Trans Fat 0.29 g|
|Cholesterol 19.08 mg||6.3%|
|Sodium 85.99 mg||3.5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20.82 g||6.7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.71 g||12%|
|Sugars 14.42 g|
|Protein 1.31 g|
|Vitamin A 120.09 %||Vitamin C 8.47 %|
|Calcium 5.72 %||Iron 7.44 %|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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This sweet grilled carrots recipe pairs wonderfully with really any grilled meat. The sweet honey and butter flavor is a real treat. What herb combinations will you try with this grilled carrots recipe?
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