Sweet, Smoky & Unexpected: Carrots on the Grill

published Jun 12, 2012
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Carrots are good raw and crunchy, braised in butter, or roasted until browned and sweet. But if you haven’t yet tried grilling them, you are in for a treat.

Grilled carrots have a concentrated sweetness like roasted carrots, but retain some of their fresh snap. They also take on a smoky flavor that is especially compelling when dressed with a bright, herby vinaigrette. If you don’t have an outdoor grill or even a grill pan, you can cook your carrots in a very hot cast iron skillet to achieve the same charred edges and smoky-sweet taste.

Recipes to Try:
Balsamic Grilled Carrots at Simple Bites
Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette at Food & Wine
Grilled Carrots with Carrot Greens Pesto at Not Eating Out in New York
Charred Carrots with Griddled Goat Cheese at The Yellow House

Have you ever tried grilling carrots?

Related: Liven up Your Veggies! 5 Tasty Grilled Salad Recipes

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