Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

Adapted from 2009 Food & Wine Annual Cookbook, Recipe by Jamie Oliver
Serves 2 as a main part of a meal, 4 to 6 as a side




Preparing the carrots

Preheat the oven to 375F. In a lidded pot or skillet, simmer the carrots in salted water for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer to a sheet pan or roasting pan large enough to allow the carrots to rest in a single layer.

Combine the cumin, chile or chile flakes, salt, pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, crushed garlic and zest. Pour over the carrots and toss to coat.

Roast the carrots for 25 minutes until they're tender.

Preparing the dressing

Juice the orange and lemon together to acquire about 1/3 cup (or slightly more) of juice. Combine with salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and oil, whisking or shaking well to combine (if using a dressing bottle).

Preparing the salad

Toast the sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and poppy seeds in a dry cast-iron skillet over low heat until fragrant. Toast the bread and tear/cut it into bite-size chunks.

In a salad bowl, combine salad greens, avocados, bread, roasted carrots (with their dressing), and the seed mix. Toss to combine well and serve with dressing.


  1. We used green cabbage that had been lightly crushed. Great choices for this salad would be anything peppery and tangy - spinach with arugula, spring mix, mesclun, etc.

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