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Arugula and roasted carrot salad is one of the best spring salads, packed with a delicious combination of sweet and sour flavours, plus easy to make. | aheadofthyme.com

Arugula and Roasted Carrot Salad


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Arugula and roasted carrot salad is one of the best spring salads, packed with a delicious combination of sweet and sour flavours, plus easy to make. 


Ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 8 small roasted carrots, whole or chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Place arugula into large serving plate. Top with roasted carrots (either whole or chopped). Add feta cheese and crumbled feta on top.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir to combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine. 

Notes

How to serve. Serve this salad pretty much any time of day. It works brilliantly as a starter for a relaxed dinner party or a light lunch with friends. I also like to serve some toasted baguettes or other crusty bread alongside this hearty salad.

Make ahead instructions. If not using leftover roasted carrots, you can roast the carrots 1-2 days ahead of time. Allow the carrots to cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Assemble the salad when ready to serve.

Use grilled carrots. Another great way to cook the carrots, especially if you are experiencing warmer weather is to grill them. Drizzle the carrots with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then grill on both sides for 5-6 minutes until golden.

How to customize. If making the roasted carrots fresh, rather than using leftovers, then you can go completely versatile with the seasoning on them. Go wild and experiment with flavours like garlic, chilli, cumin, thyme or dried sumac and roast until they're fragrant and caramelized.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: American

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