a close-up of grilled carrots

grilled carrots

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mixed


The key to grilled carrots that are tender, and not burnt, is to cook them over indirect heat. Here is a foolproof recipe for grilled carrots topped with harissa paste, lemon and mint.



2 pounds small to medium carrots, peeled and ends trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, divided

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste

2 teaspoons harissa paste

2 tablespoons Chopped fresh mint


  1. Preheat grill to medium- high heat. Turn off one burner on one side of the grill, or for charcoal fire, bank the coals to one side of the kettle.
  2. Toss carrots with 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Grill, directly over the heat, turning often until charred in spots, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the carrots to the side of the grill with indirect heat, cover and let cook until they are tender, 17 to 20 minutes longer. Remove to a platter.
  3. Stir the remaining tablespoon oil, lemon juice and harissa in a small bowl. Drizzle over the carrots. Top with mint and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Medium carrots average 2/3 or 3/4 of an inch thick. For smaller carrots use up to 2 teaspoons more olive oil in step 2.


  • Serving Size: about 3 carrots
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
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