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Griddled or barbecued carrots

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Griddled or barbecued carrots

Side Serves 4 20 min
This simple, quick recipe gets the best out of young carrots, offsetting their inherent sweetness with a lightly seasoned smokiness. The carrots are good warm or cold. They go well with pretty much anything cooked on the barbecue.


  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 450g small carrots, scrubbed (or larger carrots halved lengthways, blanched for 1 minute)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Combine lemon zest and juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl and turn the carrots in this to coat.
  • Step 2

    Leave while you preheat the griddle or barbecue.
  • Step 3

    Cook the carrots on the griddle or barbecue (reserving the dressing) turning them every few minutes until they are just tender to the point of a sharp knife.
  • Step 4

    Transfer to a plate, pour over a little more dressing and add the parsley.

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