Puy lentil, spiced roast carrot & feta salad

Puy lentil, spiced roast carrot & feta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

High in fibre, a good source of iron, vitamin C and it counts as 3 of your 5-a-day - what's not to love about this superhealthy salad?

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
272
protein
13g
carbs
31g
fat
12g
saturates
4g
fibre
8g
sugar
15g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 500g carrots, peeled, halved and cut into batons
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 250g pouch cooked Puy lentils (or canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • large handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 100g lamb's lettuces
  • 85g feta cheese, crumbled

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a shallow roasting tin, toss together half the oil, the cumin, carrots and some seasoning. Roast for 25 mins, turning halfway through cooking. Drizzle over the honey, stir and roast for 5 mins more.
  2. Meanwhile, gently heat the lentils with the onion, lemon juice, remaining oil and some salt and pepper. Allow to cool slightly while the carrots finish cooking.
  3. Toss the dressed lentils with mint and lamb’s lettuce. Lay warm spiced carrots on top and scatter with feta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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beckys86's picture
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Delicious recipe, lovely blend of flavours and surprisingly filling (although we did make the amount for four and eat between two!) Wouldn't change a thing

KochinVeronica's picture
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Quite a nice blend of tastes!

nintendo59's picture

I made this for the first time tonight and was really pleased with it. I used less cumin and honey than stated and it was perfect. I found it filling and very tasty.

fergrachandfinn's picture
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So sooooo good. I simmered dry puy lentils in leftover stock from the freezer, so i added the onion after about an hour. They make the lentils really sweet - delicious. I normally find goats cheese a bit too sharp in flavour but it works really well to balance all the sweetness. Easy to make too - oh I didn't bother with lemon juice.

Fridays cook's picture
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very tasty

LadyEmily's picture

Made this minus the salad leaves as I forgot to get any, but it was quite filling without (although I think I made the for four recipe for two!)
Really delicious – I didn't appreciate how a few simple ingredients could make the humble carrot and lentil so lovely! Even my devout meat-eater hubby loved it. Will definitely make again.

inekestolp's picture
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Delicious

svhouse40's picture

Delicious, and easy

liza236's picture
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I eat this all the time now that I've discovered it :) Not too keen on salads as they're often not filling enough, but this one is really good! I've tried it with lamb's lettuce but thought it was much better with spinach leaves, and I don't add honey as I think carrots are sweet enough by themselves. Delicious, a firm favourite!

joneslis's picture
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I added coriander seeds to the carrots when roasting - yum! Was really delish all round. Will defo do again and might add coriander leaves next time instead of lambs lettuce.

amiepeters's picture
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Very tasty, didn't have watercress so used rocket - great for lunchbox too.

alivia-fleur's picture
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Perfect for what it is - a healthy, light meal or starter/side. Used rocket instead of lambs lettuce and think it added a lovely new peppery flavour to the saltiness of the feta and the sweetness of the carrot. Will be making again. Lovely colours too!

finknottle's picture
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This was absolutely gorgeous. Had it without the lettuce in a lunchbox the next day cold. Just as nice. Have to say I thought 1tbsp honey rather alot, I just drizzled a bit over, probably only just a tsp; the carrots sweeten it quite alot naturally.Also I cooked up my own lentils ( approx 125g dried ) with a clove of garlic, a bay leaf and some salt and pepper.

lwilliams82's picture
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I wasn't overly keen on this, i felt the cumin was too overpowering and took away the rest of the flavours. Will try again next time with a lot less.

magdapodobinska's picture

Simply delicious! great as side dish or light lunch during the day. Was perfect together with gently grilled salmon. Heaven!

cat123's picture
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Hooray - I've finally found a lentil salad that I like! I used mozzarella rather than feta and it was lovely, and just as good cold for lunch the next day.

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious, super tasty and healthy. I didn't bother with the honey as am not keen on overly sweet savoury dishes and did not seem to matter a jot.

traywatson's picture
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One of the most tastiest salads I've tasted!! Yum Yum! I didn't have any lambs lettuce, but used a mixture of rocket and watercress and spinach instead (a salad bag at nearby supermarket). So recommend this x I'm going to try the leftovers cold tomorrow

janbomyers's picture
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Wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed this!

lorens_pin's picture
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Spot on! Lovely sweet carrots with Feta and fresh mint, went down really well. Had two servings and one small lunch box for the next day.

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