Spicy Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce

Spicy Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce

Give those boring carrots some extra ZING! You and your guests won’t regret it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 149 kcal


  • 1.3 lbs. carrots peeled
  • 2 tsp. harissa paste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 4 sprigs mint leaves only
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the carrots into quarters lengthways, leaving the green tips attached. Place the carrots separately onto a baking tray.
  • Mix the harissa paste with the olive oil and brush over the carrots. Roast the carrots in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, mix the lemon zest and juice with the tahini and honey to form a dressing. Add enough water to give the mixture the thickness of thin yogurt, starting with 1 tablespoon of water and adding a little more if necessary. Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Once the carrots have roasted, transfer them into a serving dish and drizzle over the sesame and lemon dressing. Cut the mint leaves into thin strips and sprinkle over the carrots. Serve immediately.
Keyword carrot, honey, mint, tahini