Happy Friday Eve, my friends. We are so very close to the weekend and I can not wait. Why is it that on days I have work, I feel like I could sleep late and actually fall back asleep/sleep in when my alarm goes off, but on my days off, my eyes always pop open, wide awake between the hours of 6:30am & 7:30am? I think I have a hard time going back to sleep on my days off because I am usually SO excited that I have the day off and I can’t wait to do all of the things or all of the nothing/relaxing. I guess it’s just one of those things. So, carrots.
I went back and forth on whether or not I should write about these carrots because you certainly don’t need anyone telling you how to cook a basic carrot BUT, these carrots were out of this world delicious and I had never thought to cook them straight on the grill before, so I thought that perhaps you guys hadn’t thought of cooking your carrots this way either. It’s super simple and may inspire you to eat more of these vitamin A packed beauties.
Did you know that in addition to being packed with vitamin A, fiber and beta-carotene, researchers found that consumption of carrots helps to lower cholesterol and prevent cancer. British researchers found that increasing beta-carotene consumption by 1.7 to 2.7 milligrams per day reduce lung cancer risk by more that 40 percent. In a separate study, researchers found the same was true for colon cancer due to the amount of fiber found in carrots. So pretty much- we should all be eating carrots by the bag full each week and instead of doing this the old fashioned, boring, boiled way, I think we should up our game and grill these bad boys.
Here’s how I did it.
- Cut the tops of the carrot
- Rub with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder
- Grill those beauties until they are black and charred, like in the photo below. I think it took about 20-25 minutes.
They will be crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside.
You will probably never eat a boiled carrot again.