When they appear on the dinner plate, cooked carrots don’t always elicit oohs and aahs. When carrots are grilled or roasted, however, their flavor is enhanced and they don’t become mushy. They are really quite good!
I occasionally roast carrots in the winter and love to use my Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette as a marinade. Grilling is another great option which allows for speedy prep and clean-up. What’s more, I always seem to have a bag of carrots in my veggie drawer so it’s an easy, last-minute side that can be grilled alongside whatever protein you may be having.
Yields 4 servings
- 4 large carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 rounded tablespoon minced fresh rosemary and/or thyme (may substitute a teaspoon of dried)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Toss carrots with the olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Grill over medium heat about 15-20 minutes, turning a few times, or until the carrots are cooked to al dente. Exact time will depend on the thickness of the carrots.