Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

I’ve been thinking about roasted carrots a lot recently – so sweet and lovely when roasted, taking on an entirely different quality to when  raw or boiled/steamed carrot.

Doing some research online I came across a roasted carrot salad by Jamie Oliver that serves as the inspiration for this dish. I can’t deny it’s an unusual salad but it certainly works, and I enjoy trying more challenging combinations. I made the carrots sweet and very spicy which paired nicely with the avocado and coriander yogurt. The seeds are a must, to add crunch, and the bitterness of the alfalfa is a nice contrast to the sweet carrots and creamy avocado. All in all pretty different!

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)


Serves 2

  • 2-3 carrots, washed and cut into batons
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 2 handfuls salad leaves
  • Alfalfa
  • Sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsps dairy-free yogurt mixed with 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Coriander
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

– Parboil the carrots for 2 minutes

– Drizzle the carrots with the honey, cumin, chilli and a trickle of oil. Roast for about 30 minutes until cooked through. Set aside.

– Meanwhile combine the yogurt with the cumin and some chopped coriander – set aside.

– In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, dijon mustard, oil and seasoning. Set aside.

– Arrange a large handful of salad leaves on each plate and drizzle with dressing.

– Scatter the carrots and avocado on top, again drizzling with dressing.

– Sprinkle the alfalfa and seeds over the top and finish with a dollop of coriander yogurt and a few coriander leaves placed on top.




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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

12 thoughts on “Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

  1. That’s looking so Yummmyyyy… I love salads and this looks fantastic it could a great side dish recipe too.. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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