Roasted Carrots with Harissa and Honey

If we were together in person and you weren’t reading this on a screen, I’d be jumping up and down, tapping you on the shoulder and telling you to pay attention because you just have to meet Arielle. I’d tell you about how her blog will inspire you both in and out of the kitchen. This girl is a design genius and she’s also the queen of cocktails! I asked if she’d be willing to share one of her favorite veggie recipes with you all today, and she knocked this one out of the park! Ok, without further ado, meet Arielle, a local Richmond blogger & friend of mine!

Hi all! I’m Arielle. On most days I can be found over at Scotch & Nonsense, where I share my love for bold home design, great food, and kicky cocktail recipes. While I’m not a vegetarian like Liz, I do eat meat-free most days, and I definitely heart vegetables.

I have a few requirements for the vegetable dishes that go on heavy rotation in our house. They have to be nutritious, obviously, but I don’t like feeling like I’m depriving myself. If I have the prospect of a bland or unsatisfying meal ahead of me, chances are high that I’m just going to order pizza instead. Which kind of negates the whole nutrition goal. So yes, I like to keep it healthy, but I’ve got to have some heartiness and plenty of flavor to keep me interested.
roasted carrots with harissa and honey
This all leads me to today’s recipe for roasted carrots with harissa and honey. This dish is super easy to throw together, and it’s got plenty of good flavor. If you’re not familiar with harissa, it’s a North African spice mixture that’s smoky, a bit spicy, and absolutely divine. It’s not too spicy when mixed with honey and the natural sweetness of carrots, so don’t be scared. Instead, you get a simple, healthful dish with a deliciously complex flavor. Plenty to keep your interest.

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Roasted Carrots with Harissa and Honey
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs harissa paste
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Bunch carrots, trimmed and rinsed
  • Pinch salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, harissa, and honey and stir to mix well.
  3. Toss in carrots to coat.
  4. Lay carrots flat in a single layer in a rimmed baking dish, and pour remaining harissa mixture over them.
  5. Roast carrots for about 40 minutes, turning once, until browned and slightly tender.
  6. Remove from oven and season with salt. Enjoy!

roasted carrots with harissa and honey

Thanks Liz for hosting me today! I definitely enjoyed it and I hope you all did too.

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These roasted carrots with harissa and honey are the perfect healthy side dish! Easy to make and packed with flavor, they're a delicious vegetarian dish!

What’s your favorite way to use carrots?


  1. Oooh. Doing lots of cooking with honey at the moment. This might be a great recipe to try!

  2. I’ve never tried harissa before, but it sounds so good!


  3. Love roasted carrots. I’ve never used Harissa paste before so this will be my next recipe. Thanks for sharing

  4. Can’t wait to try this yummy recipe…found baby carrots at the Farmer’s Market yesterday and this will be the perfect preparation for them. Happy weekend!

  5. Wow! Thanks, Liz! And thanks, Arielle. You made my mouth water with this recipe…reminded me of our years living in North Africa and all the sweet and savory taste treats we enjoyed there. Harissa and honey are just a perfect balance of heat and sweet.Thanks again!

  6. Thanks for the guest post! I need to get me some Harissa now…

  7. These carrots look delicious! I’ve never worked with harissa before but this looks like the perfect intro recipe!

  8. Hey Arielle, this look fantastic! Not familiar with harissa paste, I have the dry spice in the cabinet, so I will have to search for it at the market. Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. How delicious! I’ve never tried harissa with carrots before, but it sounds amazing! What a unique way to serve carrots!

  10. I had something like this at a restaurant AGES ago and I’ve been trying to figure out how to recreate it and now I know how!!

  11. Since I am an absolute weeny when it comes to spicy food I’ve never tried harissa since all I know about it is that it is spicy. Hoooowever, this recipe has tempted me! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I am ALWAYS looking for new spice pastes to try out. Harissa is now on the top of my list! Love, love, love this!

  13. These carrots sound amazing I can imagine the honey really brings out their natural sweetness:-)

  14. I so need to head to the farmers market this weekend and get me some veggies. These carrots are beautiful. I love to add honey to roasted carrots.

  15. What a delicious side dish or just a snack. I love roasted carrots.

  16. Ahhh, these look so good! I still have yet to try harissa, but I need to sometime soon!

  17. BRB….going to get harissa and carrots! This looks and sounds fantabulous!!!

  18. Ohhhh… I LOVE harissa. So good with carrots. Sweet and spicy is my favorite combo!

  19. Ah yes- I LOVE roasted carrots! These sound great Liz!! Def a perfect side dish.

  20. I love carrots any way, any time, any where but these look perfect! I could seriously eat a whole bowl of carrots and call it a meal, haha!

  21. I know I need to try this! Definitely gonna give it a go with some agave. Sounds so good 🙂

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