Grilled Carrots finished with a Honey Brown Sugar Glaze are a fantastic side dish to any holiday or casual meal. These grilled and glazed carrots are sure to win your guests over (and your kids too!).
As we prepare for the holidays this year, these grilled and glazed carrots will definitely please any picky eaters who may be sitting around the table.
HOW TO GRILL CARROTS
Depending on the size of your carrots you can prepare them two ways: cut them in half lengthwise, or grill them whole.
Thinner carrots do not need to be sliced down the middle and can be grilled whole.
Whether using whole thin carrots or thick carrots cut in half, make sure to toss them in olive oil before grilling.
Place the carrots on direct heat and begin grilling, turning often to get all sides slightly charred. If they are cooking too fast (getting charred before they are fork tender), move to indirect heat to finish cooking. This process should take about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your carrots and how hot your grill is. The carrots should be fork tender before removing.
BEST GLAZE FOR GRILLED CARROTS
While the carrots are grilling, prepare your glaze. We’re keeping it super simple with a combination butter, brown sugar, honey, and a pinch of salt. You can sub maple syrup if you prefer that sweeter flavor to the honey. Consider adding in any additional flavor elements to this, like orange juice, or your favorite baking spice (cinnamon is great with this!).
Melt all glaze ingredients together in a small saucepan until the brown sugar has dissolved and then apply to the carrots.
WHEN TO GLAZE
Right before your carrots are finished you’ll want to glaze them. Any sooner they run the risk of caramelizing and burning over the flame.
Glaze once on the grill, and let them cook 1 more minute. Then after you remove the carrots from the grill, give them one final glaze.