Meat Free Monday
I love the vibrant colours of today’s recipe and the combination of the sweet carrot and orange with the salty feta is one of my favourite taste sensations.
Roasted carrot, orange and feta salad
Serves two as a main course, four as a starter
- 2-4 large carrots (weighing approximately 650g)
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- Few glugs olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 2 oranges
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 4 large handfuls baby spinach
- 100g feta or goats’ cheese
Peel, trim and cut the carrots into batons. In a roasting tray, mix them with the seeds, olive oil, and season with salt, pepper and some honey or maple syrup. Mix well so the carrots are well coated with this sticky, spicy glaze. Roast for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees/gas mark six, until the carrots are a little tender and starting to char. Leave them in for longer if necessary.
While the oven is still hot, toast the almonds briefly until lightly toasted.
Cut the orange into segments, keeping the juice. Whisk the mustard with a little more olive oil and then whisk in the orange juice. Add the poppy seeds. Season well.
Assemble piles of spinach on plates, top with the roasted carrots, the almonds, cheese and spoon over a little of the dressing. This is a perfect supper with some extra cheese and bread on the side.
Recipe by Domini Kemp
Oh this looks sooo delicious..lots of fab flavours there..can’t wait to try it for myself.
Really, really like the sound of this salad – am definitely going to give it a try.
Just checked fridge and I’ve got all these ingredients to hand today so I am going to have this for lunch – thanks for sharing.
I love roasted carrots – had some for Sunday lunch yesterday, but never thought of putting them in a salad, so this is definitely one for me to try,
I have been unable to get WordPress set up so people can subscribe to my site? Would you by chance be able to walk me through it or refer me to someone who can do it? Thanks. Rachel
Hi Rachel, I wish I could help…I am not techie at all. Best thing I can say is to go to the WP forum and type in your question – there is always someone to help there. Good luck – get back to me if you have no success. M.
I love roasted vegetables and they sound wonderful in this salad!
I love roasting veggies too – they really bring a lovely earthy sweetness to dishes.
This sounds delicious. Thanks for your wonderful Monday recipes.
I post them as reminders of things I want to try myself Jan 🙂
Last nite I made something I’d had at a restaurant and loved:
Veggie fajitas with sauteed red, yellow and green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, a pepper that I forgot what it’s called, but looks like a banana pepper, lotsa fresh garlic. And this Chipotle seasoning that comes in a bottle that I mixed up with olive oil. I squashed up some avocado and tossed it in. Since my husband’s been such a sport about eating way more vegetarian meals, I sauteed some thin beef strips to add to his fajitas. It was so good!
That sounds SOOOO good Rachel!!
Loving your site, especially the healthy recipes everyone shares.
Would you consider linking to my article on de-stressing/meditation when you do Meditation Monday? I interviewed an MD who focuses on natural medicine, especially cancer care, and got lots of good info from him and added some links for more solid info. Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://tinyurl.com/3qrrtsy
Thanks for the link Rachel – I will add it to my weekly update this week.