How to Grill Carrots: A Treat Where Smoky Meets Sweet

how to grill carrots

Looking for a sweet treat to pair with your grilled meats?

Grilled carrots have a perfect combination of sweet and smoky.

But they’re not always easy to cook.

How to Grill Carrots

It can be surprisingly difficult to grill a carrot. Baby carrots might fall through the grates and it can take quite some time to grill a whole carrot.

You need to find the sweet spot, and do a bias cut to get them just right.

Once you have the cut right, slather them in butter or oil and place them just a little bit away from the direct flames in your grill to avoid burning.

Turn a few times and you’re good to go.

And do you want to know the best part about grilling a carrot? They don’t get as mushy!

8 Mouthwatering Grilled Carrot Recipes

Want to get practice on how to grill carrots? Try out these recipes!


Grilled Carrots With a Sweet Soy Glaze by Serious Eats — it’s literally impossible to read this recipe and look at its pictures without wanting to get up from your computer/phone to make it for yourself.

Sweet and Smoky Grilled Carrots by the Kitchn — a sweet recipe that’s all about mixing the sweetness of a roasted carrot with the “snap” of a raw carrot.

Grilled Carrots by Weber Grills — this recipe will make your mouth water. Just check out the video below:

Balsamic Grilled Carrots by Simple Bites — the longer you grill them, the sweeter they get.

Grilled Carrots by the Latin Kitchen — a twist on grilled carrots that adds more flavor from charred queso fresco.

Sweet Grilled Carrots by family Focus — we’re beginning to see a theme here. Sweet sweet sweet!

Grilled Carrots with Mint Almond Pesto by Heather Christo — not only is this a wild ride for your tastebuds, your eyes get in on the action too with the beautiful rainbow of carrot colors.

Grilled Carrots with Lemon and Dill by The Kitchn — how do you make the charred sweetness of a grilled carrot even better? A little lemon brings out even more of that flavor creating the perfect side dish to remind you of summer.