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Almost every vegetable I grill gets tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. These carrots are no different. They’re seasoned and grilled over direct heat to get a nice caramelized char.

whole carrots on a grill

While the carrots are grilling, whip up this incredible sauce. It will take your carrots from great to chef-quality. It’s made in a matter of minutes with garlic, maple syrup and orange juice and zest. I also add red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. Adjust the amount to your heat tolerance.

Once the carrots begin to soften, remove them from the grill. Add them to a platter and drizzle with the orange-maple glaze. For a pretty presentation, garnish with fresh herbs and sliced almonds. I like to use parsley because it resembles the tops of the carrots, but other herbs like sage and rosemary will be wonderful, too.

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4.50 from 2 votes

Glazed Grilled Carrots with Orange-Maple Glaze

Spruce up your side dish game with grilled carrots finished with an orange-maple glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Grilled Carrots

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Orange-Maple Glaze

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • salt and pepper

Garnish

  • chopped fresh herbs
  • sliced almonds

Instructions 

Grilled Carrots

  • Peel the carrots, and remove the stems. Toss them in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Grill over medium-high heat (375-400F degrees) for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until slightly tender.

Orange-Maple Glaze

  • While the carrots are grilling, heat olive oil in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the syrup, orange juice and orange zest. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Plate

  • Place the grilled carrots on a platter. Drizzle with glaze. Garnish with fresh herbs and toasted almonds.

Notes

One clementine orange, like a Cutie or Halo, works great for this recipe because it yields the perfect amount of juice and zest. 

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSodium: 273mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 18945IUVitamin C: 8.9mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and top 10 category finishes. I’m an expert grill reviewer for BBQ Guys, and I have appeared on the Food Network and Ninja Woodfire Grill infomercials. I established this website in 2015 to share my BBQ tips and recipes.

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