Grilled Carrots With Seasoned Ricotta Cheese and Pesto

By Shawn Wilson


Grilled Carrots With Seasoned Ricotta Cheese and Pesto

When it comes to grilling, most people immediately think of burgers, steaks, and skewered vegetables … not carrots. But it’s high time we changed that! Grilling carrots brings out their natural sweetness and gives them a delightful smoky flavor. Pairing them with seasoned ricotta cheese and vibrant pesto creates a mouthwatering combination that will make you want to reach for a bag of carrots every time you fire up the grill!


  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 tsp. pesto
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt Organic Garlic Pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
  • Pine nuts (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Drizzle two teaspoons of olive oil over the carrots and place them on the grill. Cook for 7-8 minutes, rotating the carrots occasionally to ensure even cooking and to achieve a nice color on all sides.
  3. While the carrots are grilling, sprinkle Real Salt Organic Garlic Pepper over them evenly to add flavor.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese with the other two teaspoons of olive oil, lemon juice from half the lemon, and a half teaspoon of Real Salt Organic Garlic Pepper. Mix well.
  5. Create a bed of seasoned ricotta cheese in the center of the plate.
  6. Remove the carrots from the grill once they’re cooked to your desired tenderness and have a nice char. Transfer the carrots to the bed of seasoned ricotta cheese, gently pressing them into the cheese.
  7. Spoon 3-4 teaspoons of pesto over the carrots and around the plate, distributing it evenly.
  8. Garnish the dish with pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese.
  9. Squeeze a little bit of fresh lemon juice over the carrots to enhance the flavors.
Grilled Carrots With Seasoned Ricotta Cheese and Pesto

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