Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta

Recipe courtesy of Love Your Gut.

Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta. Today I have a yummy Roasted Baby Carrot Salad with Walnuts, Chickpeas and Feta recipe to share with you.

Onions and garlic contain a type of complex carbohydrate called inulin which acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics provide a food source for healthy gut bacteria. Nuts and seeds are a good source of dietary fibre and help to keep the gut moving. Carrots and pomegranate seeds are an excellent source of polyphenols and dietary fibre.

Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta

Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta:

Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Bunch of about 12 young slim carrots, leaves and ends trimmed
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 100g ready cooked or canned Puy lentils
  • 1 large bag rocket
  • 30g walnut pieces, gently toasted in a dry pan
  • Small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • Seeds from half a pomegranate

For The Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze lemon

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.
  2. Wash, but do not peel, the carrots. Lay the carrots in a roasting tray with the red onion, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with ground cumin.
  3. Place the carrots and onion in the oven for about 20 – 30 minutes until tender and a little wrinkled. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake well. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. This dressing should taste a little sharp.
  5. Mix the remaining salad ingredients together with the cooked carrots in a bowl with half of the dressing. Lay the salad in a shallow bowl or serving platter and drizzle with the remaining dressing.

Cooks’ Tip: 

The best way to remove the seeds from a pomegranate is to cut it in half and immerse them in a medium-sized bowl full of water. Gradually tease out the pomegranate seeds from each half and remove the thin yellow skin. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl of water and the thin yellow skin will rise to the surface and can be skimmed off. Drain the seeds from the water and store any extra in an airtight container.

If you have IBS and are following the FODMAP diet, reduce the red onion, avocado, pomegranate and garlic, which are all high FODMAP ingredients.

Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta

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Roasted Baby Carrot Salad With Walnuts, Chickpeas And Feta Recipe and image courtesy of Dr Joan Ransley for Love Your Gut

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10 Comments

  1. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    23rd August 2017 / 9:03 pm

    It really sounds delicious Claire

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24th August 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    24th August 2017 / 12:47 am

    This sounds SO good!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24th August 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks for the comment Heather 🙂

  3. Shelbee On The Edge
    24th August 2017 / 10:07 am

    Wow, that looks amazing! I pinned for later so I can start some fabulous meal planning! Thanks for sharing. Shelbee

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24th August 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Aww, thanks Shelbee 🙂

  4. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    25th August 2017 / 6:06 pm

    This salad looks so good and healthy Claire. Have a nice weekend.Julie

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Julie 🙂

  5. Jess
    4th September 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Sounds so tasty! 🙂 I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: facebook groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips.Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th September 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks Jess, I will share now 🙂

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