Gremolata Carrots with Green Couscous
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Gremolata is an Italian mix of parsley, lemon and garlic that adds zing to our organic carrots in this easy summery recipe.
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528 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 300g carrots
  • 150g couscous
  • 300g spinach
  • 2 spring onions
  • A handful of sorrel
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 35g flaked almonds
From your kitchen
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 250 ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Baking tray
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Cling film or saucer
  • Small pan
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas 4. Trim the carrots and cut in half lengthways, or into quarters if fat. Place on a baking tray. Drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil and season. Toss to coat. Roast in the oven for 30-40 mins till golden.

  • 2.

    Put the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Pour 250ml boiling water over the couscous. Season with salt and pepper and cover with cling film or a saucer. Set aside to soak.

  • 3.

    Trim and slice the spring onions. Slice the sorrel. Set to one side. Zest and juice the lemon. Peel and grate or crush the garlic clove. Finely chop the parsley, stalks and all.

  • 4.

    Stir the lemon zest and juice, garlic and parsley with 1 tbsp olive oil and plenty of seasoning. This is your gremolata. You can pulse everything together in a food processor to get a finer textured sauce if you prefer.

  • 5.

    Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan for 2-3 mins till golden. Tip into a bowl. Finely shred the spinach. Heat the frying pan again. Pour in 1 tbsp oil and add the spinach with a pinch of salt. Fry on a medium heat for 3-4 mins, stirring, till just wilted.

  • 6.

    Fluff the couscous with a fork. Add the spinach, the sorrel and spring onions. Stir in the gremolata, saving 1 tbsp.

  • 7.

    Serve the carrots on top of the couscous, drizzled with the saved gremolata and the toasted almonds.

  • Tip

    What is gremolata?
    An Italian garnish made with parsley, lemon and garlic. Gremolata's name comes from the word to knead or break because it is normally made in a pestle and mortar, although a food processor is much easier.

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