Grilled Carrots with Lemon and Mint

1
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, or to taste*

fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s), or to taste

honey

2 Tbsp

table salt

¾ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

uncooked carrot(s)

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

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

mint leaves

3 Tbsp, 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.

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