Grilled Carrots: A Treat Where Smoky Meets Sweet
Looking for a sweet treat to pair with your grilled meats? We’re continuing our look at how to grill some BBQ sides that are sure to intrigue guests and leave them wanting more (Check out our grilled eggs!). Next up: grilled carrots — the perfect combination of sweet and smoky.
How to Grill Carrots
It can be surprisingly difficult to grill a carrot. Baby carrots might fall through the grates and it can take quite some time to grill a whole carrot. You need to find the sweet spot, and do a bias cut (see the video below) to get them just right.
Once you have the cut right, slather them in butter or oil and place them just a little bit away from the direct flames in your grill to avoid burning. Turn a few times and you’re good to go. And do you want to know the best part about grilling a carrot? They don’t get as mushy!
8 Mouthwatering Grilled Carrot Recipes
Grilled Carrots With a Sweet Soy Glaze by Serious Eats — it’s literally impossible to read this recipe and look at its pictures without wanting to get up from your computer/phone to make it for yourself.
Sweet and Smoky Grilled Carrots by the Kitchn — a sweet recipe that’s all about mixing the sweetness of a roasted carrot with the “snap” of a raw carrot.
Grilled Carrots by Weber Grills — this recipe will make your mouth water. Just check out the video below:
Balsamic Grilled Carrots by Simple Bites — the longer you grill them, the sweeter they get.
Grilled Carrots by the Latin Kitchen — a twist on grilled carrots that adds more flavor from charred queso fresco.
Sweet Grilled Carrots by family Focus — we’re beginning to see a theme here. Sweet sweet sweet!
Grilled Carrots with Mint Almond Pesto by Heather Christo — not only is this a wild ride for your tastebuds, your eyes get in on the action too with the beautiful rainbow of carrot colors.
Grilled Carrots with Lemon and Dill by The Kitchn — how do you make the charred sweetness of a grilled carrot even better? A little lemon brings out even more of that flavor creating the perfect side dish to remind you of summer.
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