Spicy Carrot Sticks

An exciting way to get 1 of your 5-a-day!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 people


  • 6 large carrots (sliced into batons)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne chilli pepper (or more/less depending on your spice tolerance)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (or dried mixed herbs)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/ Gas 6 and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Wash and pat dry the carrot batons and place them into a large bowl.
  • Add the cayenne chilli pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano and olive oil. Toss together until all the carrot batons are coated in the herbs, spices and oil.
  • Layout the carrots out flat onto the baking tray so they are in a single layer.
  • Place into the oven on the middle shelf and bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven and squeeze a little lemon over the top and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Makes a great snack on its own or with dips such as hummus or tzatziki.
  • Tasty side to meals with things such as fish, chicken, meat or tofu.
  • Why not try this with parsnips or sweet potatoes too.
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