Honeyed Roast Carrot & Feta Pilaf Recipe | Abel & Cole
Honeyed Roast Carrot & Feta Pilaf
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30-35 mins
A slick of honey and a scattering of caraway seeds turn organic carrots into superstars. Add creamy Greek feta and tender cooked bulgar and you’ve got a dish to race home for.
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862 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • A 500g bag of carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 150g bag of bulgar wheat
  • A 35g bag of flaked almonds
  • A 40g jar of honey
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • A handful of dill, leaves only
  • ½ x 200g pack of feta
  • A 50g bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
From your kitchen
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Roasting tin
  • Measuring jug
  • Pan with a lid
  • A couple of bowls
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Place a roasting tin in the oven to warm up. Dissolve your stock cube in 200 ml boiling water. Scrub and trim the carrots. Slice into quarters lengthways. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the garlic.

  • 2.

    Tumble the carrots into the roasting tin. Drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 mins.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, warm a dry pan over a medium heat. Add the almonds. Toast for 2-3 mins. Shake the pan to keep turning them till they’re golden. Tip into a bowl.

  • 4.

    Put the pan back on the heat. Add ½ tbsp olive oil. Tip in the onion and fry for 5 mins. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Add the bulgar wheat. Pour in the stock. Pop on a lid and bring to the boil. Turn the heat right down. Simmer for 10 mins till all the water is absorbed. Take off the heat.

  • 5.

    After the carrots have roasted for 20 mins, drizzle over the honey and scatter over 1 tsp caraway seeds. Roast for a further 10 mins.

  • 6.

    Pull the soft leaves off the dill stalks. Finely chop them. Crumble ½ pack of feta (see our tip for what to do with the rest). Whisk 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar with ½ tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper to make a dressing. Toss with the salad leaves.

  • 7.

    When the bulgar is cooked, add the roasted carrots, plus most of the dill and feta. Toss to mix. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve topped with the toasted almonds, crumbled feta and remaining dill and with the salad on the side.

  • 8.

    When the bulgar is cooked, add the carrots, most of the dill and feta. Toss to mix. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve topped with the toasted almonds, the remaining dill and the feta with the salad on the side.

  • Tip

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    Feta will keep for a few days wrapped in the fridge. Try adding to cooked potato with chopped parsley and chilli flakes. Mash together for a flavour-packed side dish.