These simple smoked carrots represent a dish that is so simple to make yet has off the charts flavor. I feel guilty for even including a recipe.
Most of our grill culture focuses on meat, but smoked vegetables are a treat that everyone should experience. The natural flavor of the vegetables are brought out and shine big! Prep is as simple as washing and seasoning the carrots. Smoke time will vary depending on your smoker but should be somewhere between 60-90 minutes. While the carrots smoke you can cook your other items.
The smoked carrots are simply rubbed with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper, but what you get is a well seasoned vegetable that is something to marvel at. The sea salt intensifies the carrot flavor, which is accentuated with the smoke.
Net net after about an hour and a half on the grill, these simple smoked carrots are crispy, salty, and smokey on the outside with a sweet moist potato fry like interior. My kids referred to them as “carrot fries but smokey”, which basically sums them up.
These dapper orange beauties are ready to go as a side right off the grill. Another option would be to convert these to an appetizer/finger food. No surprise these make a great dipping veggie!
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Simple Smoked Carrots
- 8-12 baby carrots
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
Peel and de-stem carrots if desired. If not peeling, rinse carrots thoroughly under cold water. Toss carrots in a bowl with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
Prepare smoker for indirect heat pre-heated to 300 degrees.
Place carrots in a vegetable grill pan and cook them with lid closed for 90 minutes, or until they're done to your liking.
Smaller, thinner carrots are preferred. If yours are thick then half them lengthwise Serve with fresh herbs or dip to convert to appetizer