Megan is showing you how to make Grilled Heirloom Carrots with Herb Dressing.
2 pounds heirloom carrots, scrubbed clean and tops trimmed
Vegetable oil, for drizzling
1 cup basil, tightly packed
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, loosely packed
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon capers
Let's get Cooking...
Preheat your grill to 425°F. Clean and oil the grates.
If making this in the oven, preheat your oven to 425°F as well.
On a sheet tray or plate, place the cleaned carrots. Drizzle with enough vegetable oil to coat. Lay in an even layer on the preheated grill. Grill for 10-12 minutes, flipping half way through. The carrots should be charred and slightly softened but not soggy.
If making this in the oven, place the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until slightly softened and golden brown. You can broil them at the end for a minute or two to get really nice caramelization.
While the carrots are grilling, make the dressing.
In a food processor or blender combine the basil, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, a large pinch of salt, about 1/2 teaspoon. of freshly ground pepper, sherry vinegar and capers. Blend until combined but still a little chunky. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt or vinegar if needed. Set aside.
Remove the carrots from the grill and place on a platter or cutting board. Drizzle the dressing over the carrots, leaving some areas exposed. Serve warm or room temperature.