Grilled Carrots with Yogurt Sauce
I always think of Memorial Day Weekend as the start of the official grilling season where I live. Silly, maybe. Lots of people I know grill year round. But I don’t like being outside cooking chicken breasts or hamburgers when the weather is what the weather is in Connecticut during the winter.
So — the grill is open now, thanks to warmth and sunshine.
This recipe for grilled carrots is my official start to the official start of grilling season. We’ve eaten the carrots hot, with the cold sauce. We’ve eaten the leftovers at room temp, with the cold sauce. Winner, either way.
Also - you can cut the carrots into smaller pieces and use them with the sauce, for crudites.
GRILLED CARROTS WITH YOGURT SAUCE
1 dozen medium carrots
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup plain Greek style yogurt
1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (or use crushed red pepper)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Peel the carrots and coat them with the olive oil. Grill the carrots, turning them occasionally, for 12-15 minutes, or until browned and tender. While the carrots are cooking, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, lemon peel, Aleppo pepper and 2 tablespoons of the mint. Serve the carrots with the yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with fresh mint.
Makes 4-6 servings