Roasted carrot, rocket & lentil salad

Roasted carrot, rocket & lentil salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 2

A vibrant and substantial salad for two that's rich in calcium, fibre and 4 of your 5-a-day. With toasted cumin, honey and mustard it's rich in flavour too!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal596
  • fat35g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre18g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 300g carrots, peeled and sliced lengthways



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

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced



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

  • ½ tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 250g ready-cooked lentils



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

  • ¼ cucumber, chopped
  • 80g rocket, washed



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 1 avocado, sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 50g feta, crumbled



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Toss the carrots in 1 tbsp oil, the cumin seeds and some seasoning. Spread out on a baking tray and roast for 30-35 mins until soft and charred around the edges.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining oil, the lemon zest and juice, honey and mustard. Once the carrots are cooked, stir through all the remaining ingredients, then toss through the dressing to serve.

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Lynn F-R's picture
Lynn F-R
16th Oct, 2017
Really tasty, although as I don't like lentils I added toasted pine nuts instead and liked the crunch it gave the dish. Also added some cherry vine tomatoes which gave it an extra kick of colour.
9th Oct, 2017
Really moreish. If taking to work I leave out the avocado as I only like it freshly prepared. Good with leftover chicken though instead
13th Mar, 2017
Tasty salad! I made this to take to work for lunch and it was good cold, though even tastier warm when I tried a bit the night before. Also added some cauliflower to be roasted for even more vegetables
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