I bet you thought the smoked section was only going to be about meat! One of the best things about smokers is how versatile they are. I had some leftovers from my smokey pork tenderloin and I needed a side dish. Frozen veggies or throw something together real quick to cook while I had my breakfast granola baking…if I ever opt for frozen veggies in that scenario feel free to revoke my Man of the House membership card. I peeled a few carrots and went to the seasonings cabinet to see what spoke to me and came up with my 5 Ingredient Smoked Carrots (hint: carrots make up one fifth of the ingredients list).
Prep is quick so start off getting your smoker out and starting it on 300 degrees. While it’s warming up peel two carrots and evenly coat with olive oil. Sprinkle on powdered ginger, salt, and pepper, rotating to be sure to season all around the carrots.
Once your smoker has hit 300 degrees, place carrots on grill so that they will get grill marks as they cook. Rotate the carrots every 15 minutes to get marks around entire carrot. Cook time is dependent on how crunchy or soft you like your carrots to be. I cooked mine 45 minutes and they were still a bit crunchy in the middle which is perfect for me, so if you like your cooked carrots a little softer and you have the additional cook time you could easily go up to 60-75 minutes. Be sure to bring a fork out to test for doneness when you are rotating.
One you hit the desired softness of your smoked carrots remove from smoker and serve immediately. I had them as a side to leftover pork tenderloin, but you could easily cook these carrots along side any protein you got on the grill!
- 2 carrots peeled and ends cut off
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon ginger powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Rub olive oil over carrots
- Start smoker per manufacturers recommendations and set to 300 degrees
- Add ginger, salt, pepper, being sure to evenly coat carrots as best as possible
- Once smoker has reached 300 degrees add carrots and roast for 15 minutes
- After 15 minutes rotate carrots and cook 15 minutes more
- Continue rotating and cooking every 15 minutes until carrots are cooked to your liking, I prefer a little crunch in my carrots so I stopped at 45 minutes