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



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



  • 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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  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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victoriacorby's picture
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Absolutely delicious but used more dressing than specified as the first time it was a bit dry. Also cooked my own lentils, no trouble and they cook while the carrots are roasting, the flavour is infinitely better than preprepared.

pochifiochi's picture
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Really delicious and I could taste that it was healthy too. I made with spinach instead of lambs lettuce and this also worked well.

kingussie's picture

Delicious. Will make this again and again

emmagotz's picture
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A real winner - made it for a Bbq and everyone loved it.

jackiewells27's picture

Gorgeous! No cumin so used tarragon. Roasted onion with carrots to add caramelised flavoour. Not enough for next day - nothing wrong with portion size, more to do with greed of two people eating it! Might try rocket next time.

aspiringamateurchef's picture

Easy to cook your own Puy Lentils with bay leaf onion and carrot no salt but salt when cooked, needless expense as usual.

rachelmiddleton's picture
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Really nice lunch, especially good that it's healthy eating friendly too! This surprised me as I prepared it to feel virtuous if I'm honest, but we both really enjoyed it, despite having strong carnivorous tendencies!