Carrot + avocado salad with seeds

Carrot + avocado salad with seeds

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Eat This, My Friend
Serves
1 for lunch, or more as a side
Photographer
Jade O'Donahoo; Huw Rogers

This is a light, nutritious lunch that you can whip up in no time at all. It’s also super versatile: have it as a standalone salad, share it as a side with friends, or use it as a delicious sandwich filling – simply jam it into a bread roll. I usually use coriander (cilantro) as my herb of choice, but the dish also works well with basil, dill, parsley, mint, chives, or even a mixture of herbs.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
30g mixed seeds, (such as sunflower seeds, pepitas [pumpkin seeds] and nigella seeds)
2 large carrots, peeled and grated, (I like long thin julienne strips)
large handful roughly chopped coriander
1 small red chilli, de-seeded and very finely sliced
1 large avocado, cubed

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 orange, juiced
1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Dry toast the seeds in a frying pan over high heat. Toss regularly, and as soon as they start to colour, remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the carrot, coriander and chilli, and gently toss.
  3. To make the dressing, place all the ingredients, along with a big pinch of salt, into a screw-top jar and shake vigorously until well mixed.
  4. Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to coat. Taste to check the seasoning and adjust if necessary, then top with the avocado and serve.
  5. The salad is best eaten on the day it is made.

Try This

  • To make this dish more substantial, add a boiled egg, cubes of grilled tofu, or serve it with Roast sweet potato wedges.
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Vegetarian
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