Who doesn’t love fries? Specifically, carrot fries with chipotle aioli?

Grilled carrot fries on a stone plate

Why carrot fries are all the rage

I think pretty much everyone has a soft spot in their heart for French fries.  I know I do.  Piled high next to a hearty sandwich, burger, coney dog or chicken tenders…  Yup. Not only are French fries absolutely delicious, their shape makes them so much fun.  I mean, FINGER FOOD, PEOPLE.  Don’t pretend like you don’t go crazy for food you can eat with your paws.

And when we are talking veggies, they are so much more intriguing in the shape of fries or potato wedges {shout out to carbohydrates, heyo!}.  So today I decided to make carrot fries! Carrots are perhaps one of the sweetest veggies out there {mmm hmm}, which automatically makes me swoon.  And they are just so crunchy and bright and pretty and delish.

Plus, we obviously know carrots are super good for us and most of the time we have some on hand, so why not cut into fries and grill or roast them? And dip them in chipotle aioli?

Grilled carrot fries on a stone plate

Will you grill or roast them?

And then. AND THEN!  As if they are not delicious enough all on their own… I decided to grill them…  Grilling gets me all worked up and excited. Grill marks, charred edges, crispiness. Plus, if it’s summer and you’re making the rest of your meal on the grill, why not just add some carrots into the mix?

On the other hand, if you’re not grilling and would prefer to roast them, go ahead and toss them in some oil, salt and pep and roast them until they’re browned and caramelized on the edges and oh-so dippable.

I see it that either way, you can’t possibly go wrong. Oh, and did I mention there is chipotle aioli for dipping? Mmmkay.

Grilled carrot fries on a stone plate

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Carrot Fries with Chipotle Aioli

Grilled carrot fries on a stone plate

Grilled or roasted carrot fries perfect for dipping in a simple chipotle lime aioli.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15-20 mins
  • Total Time: 25-35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilling, Roasting
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Ingredients

Chipotle Aioli:

  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle chilies, finely chopped + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper

Carrot Fries:

  • 2 pounds carrots, cut into fry shape
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or oven to 425 degrees.
  2. To make aioli, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, chilies with adobo sauce, lime zest and juice, chili powder and honey. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Drizzle carrots with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Place carrot fries on preheated grill against the grates, cooking for 15-20 minutes, turning regularly. Or, if you’re making them in the oven, line on a baking sheet and roast 15-20 minutes. Remove carrot fries and drizzle with chipotle aioli and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Notes

Cooking Tip: You can also grill the carrots on a cast iron grill pan on the stove-top.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 237mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg

Keywords: carrot, carrots, carrot fries, vegetables, side dish, aioli, chipotle, vegetarian, vegan

And sorry this is a short one today, friends!  But Benjamin and I visited our families in the mitten this weekend, so this is a total traveling blog about carrot fries.  And yes, we had a fabulous time!

And you should make carrot fries today.  Grillll ’em up, folks!