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Grilled Carrots With Balsamic Glaze

These vibrant, sweet, tender, caramelized Grilled Carrots with Balsamic Glaze add a little drama to the table. A great side dish for BBQs and potlucks.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings (change as needed): 10 (or 8 larger sides)
Author: Cheryl


  • 2 pounds whole carrots, peeled (about 30 smaller, thin carrots or 10-15 medium)
  • Garnish: chopped green onion, thyme or chives


  • 3 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or pinch ground ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme leaves


  • HEAT GRILL to medium high, 425-450F. Spray grates with oil or oil grates with a paper towel dipped in oil.
  • PARBOIL CARROTS: If using medium or large carrots, cut the carrots lengthwise in halves or quarters to about 1/2-3/4 inch thickness. Bring 1-2 inches of water to boil in large saucepan. Add pinch of salt. Add carrots and boil for 7 minutes or until tender and easily pierced with a knife. Drain.
  • MAKE GLAZE: While carrots are boiling, combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • GRILL CARROTS: Lay carrots on a pan and brush with glaze. (I also spray them with some oil to be extra sure of no sticking to grill). Place on grill. Cover. Grill for 5-6 minutes total, turning and glazing a couple of times.
  • SERVE: Transfer to plate, Drizzle leftover glaze. Garnish with thyme, green onions or chives. Serve.


Make Ahead: The grilled carrots can be made many hours ahead and left on the counter. They can be served at room temperature or warmed for 40-60 seconds in the microwave (or 10 minutes at 350F in the oven). 
Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15165IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg