Caribbean Carrots

Lori Loucas


I love the beautiful little carrots from the Farmers Market. You know, the ones that come with the green tops still attached! This is a super easy and unique way to serve them - and you can adjust the spices to your own taste. We like them on the spicy side! This is also a great dish for potlucks - it is a beautiful presentation and can be served hot or at room temperature.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
25 Min


  • 1 bunch
    small carrots, tops attached
  • 1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 c
    goslings dark rum (or any dark rum)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    cotija cheese, crumbled (or feta)
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, chopped

How to Make Caribbean Carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet large enough to hold the carrots in one layer with parchment paper.
  2. Cut off all but one inch of the carrot tops. Peel the carrots. In a rectangular bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, rum, and the spices. Adjust salt to your taste. Add the carrots to the bowl and toss them gently so they are completely covered with the marinade.
  3. Place the carrots on the baking sheet in a single layer. Reserve the leftover marinade. Roast the carrots until they are tender and beginning to brown, about 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your carrots. Turn them halfway through roasting time, brushing them with the reserved marinade. If they start to dry out during roasting, keep brushing them with the marinade.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. When the carrots are done, remove tray from oven. Pour the lemon & honey over the carrots, turning to distribute.
  5. To serve, arrange the carrots on a serving dish and sprinkle with the crumbled cheese and the cilantro. Can be served hot or at room temperature.

Printable Recipe Card

About Caribbean Carrots

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Caribbean

Show 1 Comment & Review

Delicious Homemade Muffin Recipes

Delicious Homemade Muffin Recipes

Muffins are essentially a quick bread but in an individualized form and are very easy to make. If you don’t want to run to the local bakery or coffee shop but still want a muffin, we’ve got recipes for you. Blueberry muffins seem to the most popular. But, there are many other options like apple […]

16 Recipes With Velveeta

16 Recipes With Velveeta

Name a food item more polarizing than Velveeta – we’ll wait. You either love or hate this cheese. While it isn’t a pantry item we use every day, we do love the soft and smooth texture Velveeta adds to some of our favorite recipes. Queso, macaroni and cheese, hot pockets, and more wouldn’t be the […]

8 Ways to Enjoy Banana Pudding

8 Ways to Enjoy Banana Pudding

What’s banana pudding? A Southern favorite, it is made with layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafer cookies, and sliced bananas. Then it’s topped with whipped cream. Creamy and decadent, if you love bananas, you’ll love this dessert. And, we’ve found eight ways you can enjoy it.