These GRILLED CARROTS WITH CHIPOTLE LIME DIP would make a wonderful snack or great addition to your dinner table tonight!

grilled carrots and dip with drinks and fresh limes in the background

As the weather warms up, turning on the oven to roast vegetables becomes less appealing, but that doesn’t mean you’re only left eating salads all summer.  Your outdoor grill, or stovetop grill pan can quickly turn your favorite vegetables into a soft, smokey, irresistible summer dish.

Oh, do I have a treat for you today. If you follow me on social media, you may know I’ve been on a mad grill kick, so brace yourselves.  Recently my friends at McCormick challenged me to come up with a veggie snack or side dish full of flavor…..challenge accepted!

Seasoned grilled carrots with chipotle lime dip is a surprisingly easy and healthy way to serve carrots, and boy are they full of flavor.

Seasoned Grilled Carrots make a wonderful side dish or snack when served with Chipotle Lime Dip. Print the recipe at

Gather These Ingredients For Grilled Carrots & Chipotle Lime Dip

Elevate your side dish game with these seasoned grilled carrots served with chipotle lime dip! A tasty and healthy treat that’s perfect any time.

(full printable directions at the end of this post)

For Grilled Carrots

  • fresh carrots – peeled
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder
  • fresh chopped cilantro – optional for garnish

For Chipotle Lime Dip

  • Greek yogurt – or sour cream
  • lime juice and zest
  • chipotle chili pepper
  • minced garlic
  • ground cumin
  • white pepper and sea salt
Grilled Carrots with little cups of Chipotle Lime Dip on a tray

How To Make Seasoned Grilled Carrots

When you are making this recipe, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

Fire up the grill (no grill?  you can do this on your stovetop with a grill pan or cast iron skillet)

Toss the carrots in a little olive oil (to keep them from sticking to the grill or pan), I also like to use cooking spray for the grill.  Season with McCormick Smoked Paprika and McCormick Onion Powder; grill covered for 5 minutes, flip and grill another 5 minutes then devour with Chipotle Lime Dip!

You could also drizzle the dip over the carrots if serving as a side dish.  Whatever you do, don’t skip the smoked paprika, mmmmmmkay?  Prepare to have your mind blown!

fresh carrots on a grill pan on a hot grill

When grilled, carrots become smokey and sweet and are absolutely addicting with chipotle lime dip.

The dip can have as much or as little kick as you want.  McCormick Chipotle Chili Pepper is the star here, but use less if you want a mild dip… can always add more.

Don’t be surprised if grilled carrots become your new favorite side dish. They’ve definitely become mine.

grilled carrot in a chili lime dip

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Grilled Carrots with Chipotle Lime Dip

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These GRILLED CARROTS WITH CHIPOTLE LIME DIP would make a wonderful snack or great addition to your dinner table tonight!


  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1-2 teaspoons McCormick Chipotle Chili Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick White Pepper
  • McCormick Sea Salt  to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 pound carrots, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Onion Powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, chopped for garnish


For Chipotle Lime Dip

  1. Using a small bowl, combine yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, chili pepper, garlic and cumin. Stir well and add sea salt to taste. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

To Grill Carrots

  1. Spray grill racks, or grill pan (if using) with cooking spray.  Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (about 400° F)
  2. Cut the tops off of the carrots.  Chop carrots in half, then slice in half length-wise. The thicker piece you will half to cut in half lengthwise again, so all pieces are about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick.  Place carrots in a bowl and toss with paprika and onion powder.
  3. Place carrots on grill (I used a grilling pan for the outdoor grill, so the carrots wouldn't fall through), close the lid to cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Flip carrots, cover and grill for another 5 minutes.  Carrots will be softened, but still have a bit of crispiness in the middle.
  4. Transfer carrots to a pan or bowl, serve warm or cold with Chipotle Lime Dip drizzled over carrots or on the side.  Garnish with cilantro.


- if you are using an outdoor grill, but don't have a grill pan, you may want to grill carrots whole, or just cut in half so they don't fall through the grates. After grilling, let them cool a bit then cut into pieces.
- if you aren't using an outdoor grill and don't have an indoor grill pan, you can use a cast iron skillet.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used and are just estimates. We encourage, especially if these numbers are important to you, to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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