Char Grilled Carrots & Purple Onions with Sweet Cumin Yogurt Sauce

This summertime side is a colorful take on roasted carrots, charred to perfection on the grill, along with a purple punch of onions. Charred and crispy, sweet and crunchy, the grill transforms the veggies into a go to entertaining side or mid week lunch or dinner on the grill.

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  • 2 large bunches of carrots, cleaned and stems removed
  • olive oil and salt
  • 1 large sweet onion, purple onion, or 3 shallots
  • Sweet Cumin Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt, full fat
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • pinch of salt
  • Garnishes:
  • Hot Red Pepper, Diced
  • Fresh Cilantro, Parsley, or Mint or a combination of all three
  1. Heat your grill to 450°F.
  2. Turn off the direct heat on one side of the grill.
  3. Clean and prep the carrots. You can peel them if you’d prefer but its not necessary if they are cleaned well.
  4. Cut the onion or shallots into large quarters. Place both into a bowl and mix with a large pinch of salt and 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  5. Add onto the grill (in a grill pan or horizontal without the grill pan) where there is no direct flame. Grill should remain at around 450°F. Grill for 25 minutes until nicely charred and cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the yogurt ingredients. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. On the serving dish, spread yogurt sauce on center of the dish. Place carrots on top and garnish with additional items.


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