Roast Carrot, Honey & Ricotta Salad Recipe | Abel & Cole
Roast Carrot, Honey & Ricotta Salad
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Total: 30 mins
A super seasonal salad starring sweet carrots roasted with wedges of red onion and folded through warm pearl barley, fresh carrot tops and lamb’s lettuce, drizzled with a honey, mustard and garlic dressing and topped with creamy ricotta.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 400g carrots
  • 2 red onions
  • 75g pearl barley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 50g lamb's lettuce
  • ½ x 250g ricotta
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 2 tsp cold water
You'll need
  • Roasting tin
  • Small pan with lid
  • Measuring jug
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Fill and boil your kettle. Trim and scrub the carrots and slice them into thin batons. Peel the red onions and slice them into thin wedges. Scatter the carrots and red onions into a large roasting tin. Pour in 1 tbsp olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Slide the veg into the oven and roast for 25 mins, till tender and slightly caramelised.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, tip the pearl barley into a pan with a pinch of salt. Top up the pan with 200ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 mins, till the barley is tender.

  • 3.

    Peel and grate the garlic into a bowl. Add 1 tbsp each honey, wholegrain mustard and olive oil, 2 tsp cold water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir together into a dressing.

  • 4.

    Drain the barley and tip it into a mixing bowl. Add the lamb's lettuce, roasted carrots and onions. Toss with the dressing.

  • 5.

    Divide the salad between a couple of plates. Top with dollops of the ricotta and serve.

  • Tip

    Wotta lotta ricotta
    You only need half of the tub of ricotta for this recipe, so keep the rest in your fridge. It will keep for a few days and is delicious mixed with finely chopped herbs, lemon zest and spooned onto baked sweet potatoes.

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