Your Cart Is Currently Empty
Your Cart (0)

Portuguese Marinated Carrots

15 minutes prep
10 minutes active cooking
25 minutes total

Makes 2 - 4 servings

These are often served with drinks as a petisco, the Portuguese version of a tapa, but they make a nice salad, too.

It’s quick and easy to make: just cut up and boil the carrots, then toss them in a simple marinade.

Serve these with good olives, open a cold bottle of vinho verde, and pretend you're in the Algarve.

What you'll need


For the shopping list


Carrots, cut about 1/2 inch thick

2 cloves of

Garlic, chopped

1 bunch of

Cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon of


From our shop

Out of stock
1 tablespoon of Raw Honey

$18 - Oregon

$7 - Trapani - Sicily

Italian Fine Sea Salt

$13 - Boonville - California

Piment d'Ville

$7 - India

Cubeb Peppercorns
Out of stock
2 tablespoons of Sparkling Wine Vinegar

$12 - Napa - California

Sparkling Wine Vinegar

$46 - Sicily - Italy

Antheo D.O.P.


From the kitchen


Chef Knife


Cutting Board


Stock Pot


Small Mixing Bowl

Measuring Spoons

"Improve your carrot game with this old school Portuguese bar snack"

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Cook 3-4 carrots in well-salted boiling water for 10-15 minutes, tasting frequently while they cook. You want them just barely tender, not soft. Drain and cool slightly.

Step 2

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 2 tablespoons of vinegar, then mix in 4 tablespoons of oil. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, garlic, black pepper, and cilantro (and red pepper, if using).

Step 3

Pour over the carrots and let marinate for at least an hour. Serve at room temperature.

Shop this recipe

Out of stock

Raw Honey

Old BlueOregon
Italian Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Italian Fine Sea Salt

TrapanisaleTrapani - Sicily
Piment d'Ville
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Piment d'Ville

Boonville Barn CollectiveBoonville - California
Cubeb Peppercorns
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Cubeb Peppercorns

Brady WeberIndia
Out of stock
Sparkling Wine Vinegar

Sparkling Wine Vinegar

KatzNapa - California
Antheo D.O.P.
Olive Oil

Antheo D.O.P.

COPA cooperativeSicily - Italy

More recipes

Portuguese-style Collard Greens with Louisiana Dried Shrimp

These quickly cooked collards get a flavor boost from what we call the bacon of the sea, Louisiana dried shrimp.

Our Not Romesco, Romesco

This Spanish-style, romesco-inspired condiment is just roasted pepper and almond sauce. No matter what you call it, it’s delicious,.