Puy lentil, spiced roast carrot & feta salad

Puy lentil, spiced roast carrot & feta salad

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal272
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre8g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 500g carrots, peeled, halved and cut into batons
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 250g pouch cooked Puy lentils (or canned, drained and rinsed)
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • large handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 100g lamb's lettuce
    Lamb's lettuce

    Lamb's lettuce

    lams lett-ess

    Sometimes known as Corn Salad, lamb's lettuce has long spoon-shaped dark leaves and a…

  • 85g feta cheese, crumbled

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.

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Fridays cook
15th Apr, 2014
5.05
very tasty
LadyEmily
25th Mar, 2014
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.
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inekestolp
25th Apr, 2013
5.05
Delicious
svhouse40
16th Jan, 2013
Delicious, and easy
liza236
20th Dec, 2012
5.05
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
16th Aug, 2012
5.05
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.
kiwihomechef
19th Mar, 2012
5.05
Very tasty, didn't have watercress so used rocket - great for lunchbox too.
alivia-fleur
4th Jan, 2012
4.05
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
24th Oct, 2011
5.05
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
6th Oct, 2011
3.05
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.

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