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Carrot, chicory & mandarin salad with burrata & walnuts served on a rectangular plate

Carrot, chicory & mandarin salad with burrata & walnuts

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Celebrate carrots with this fab salad that combines them with chicory, mandarin, burrata and walnuts to give lots of different colours, textures and flavours

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 500g carrots (I like the heritage ones, which are many different colours), cut into batons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 mandarins , 1 zested and juiced, 3 peeled and broken into segments
  • 1 can chickpeas , drained
  • pinch red chilli flakes
  • 2 rosemary sprig
  • rapeseed oil , for frying
  • 200g fregola , cooked
  • 2 chicory head , split into leaves
  • 2 burrata

For the salsa

  • 50g walnuts
  • 40g marinated anchovies , chopped
  • ½ tbsp rose harissa
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 1 mandarin , juiced
  • 100ml olive oil


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the carrots in a roasting tin, and drizzle with a little olive oil, the cumin and coriander seeds, honey, mandarin zest and juice, and some seasoning. Toss to coat the carrots thoroughly.

  • STEP 2

    Put the chickpeas in another roasting tin and drizzle with some more oil. Toss with the chilli flakes, rosemary and a little seasoning. Roast both tins for 30-35 mins until the chickpeas are crisp and golden and the carrots are tender.

  • STEP 3

    To make the salsa, blitz the walnuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped, then add the anchovies, harissa and parsley, and blitz again to combine. Mix together the lemon and mandarin juices, then add 1 tbsp to the salsa along with the olive oil. Blitz to combine, and season to taste.

  • STEP 4

    Heat some rapeseed oil in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Fry the mandarin segments until starting to caramelise and char. To assemble the salad, put the fregola and chicory in a large salad bowl, season, and add some of the lemon and mandarin juice. Toss to coat, then arrange on a sharing platter. Top with the chickpeas, roast carrots, burrata and charred mandarin, then dress with the salsa to serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2017


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