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Who says carrots have to be eaten raw? Our grilled carrots recipe combines heat, oils, carrots and a touch of our Abilene Depot Steak & Burger Rub for Paleo side dish perfection.

Today at lunch, I was looking through our fridge for leftovers. We had some delicious leftover beef sirloin tip roast, but no veggies left over to pair with it. Rummaging through the crisper, I spied a bag of carrots.

We've been using our Traeger wood pellet grill a lot lately, and I love the smoky flavor it imparts to all kinds of different foods. It adds a great twist, especially to veggies. I remembered the time we roasted radishes on the grill... complete bliss! I thought I'd try the same technique with our humble carrots.

The result: A deliciously crispy, smoky-caramelized treat with a firm sweet inside. Give it a try for yourself!

Smoky Grilled Carrots with  Abilene Depot

Print Friendly and PDF   Prep Time: 10 min   Cook Time: 25 minutes   Yields: 8 carrots



  1. Preheat your grill to about 400 degrees (or a medium flame). **

  2. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a small bowl.

  3. Stir the Abilene Depot into the coconut oil and set aside.

  4. Wash and peel the carrots. If the green tops are still attached, cut the tops to about 2 inches in length.

  5. Brush the coconut oil mixture on the carrots, coating evenly.

  6. Place the carrots on the grill, and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

  7. Serve with your choice of entree. Enjoy!

Featured Seasoning:  Abilene Depot Steak & Burger Rub

Why it works: Something magical happens when you combine vegetables and a grill. These grilled carrots make a perfect (and healthy) side dish for steaks, roasts, and burgers. Coconut oil and our Abilene Depot Steak & Burger Rub lend a fresh, nutty flavor and help to crisp up the outside of the carrots, leaving the inside deliciously sweet.

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