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Grilled carrots with lemon and mint

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
27 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Here's a fabulous no-fuss grilled side. Make sure to use thin carrots – they’re usually the ones sold in bunches with their green tops still attached.

Ingredients

Lemon zest

2 tsp(s), or to taste

Fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

Honey

2 tbsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s), freshly ground

Uncooked carrot(s)

12 medium, peeled (about 1/2-inch-thick in middle; 1 3/4 lb)

Olive oil cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Fresh mint leaves

3 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper until blended; set aside.
  3. Coat carrots with cooking spray. Grill until lightly charred and almost tender, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Brush carrots with some lemon mixture; continue cooking, brushing once or twice more with lemon mixture, until carrots are tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove carrots to a serving platter and drizzle with remaining lemon mixture (or just a little if too lemony for your taste); sprinkle with mint. Yields 1 carrot per serving.

Notes

We used three different colored carrots in this recipe for a pretty presentation. Check a farmer’s market for purple and yellow varieties. Give this recipe a Moroccan twist by adding a little ground cumin and a pinch of cinnamon to the lemon mixture.