Honey-roast carrot and chickpea salad with labneh

Honey-roast carrot and chickpea salad with labneh
  • Serves icon Serves 6-8
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min, oven time 25-30 min, plus overnight draining

We’ve built up lots of textures and flavours here to create a showstopping summer salad that deserves a place on the table of your next summer soirée. Sweet honey-roast carrots, crisp chickpeas, a bright caraway dressing and creamy labneh make this a standout vegetarian dish.

If you like that, then you’ll love our black rice salad with roasted carrots, shallots and ricotta too.

Nutrition: For 8

Calories
352kcals
Fat
22.4g (7g saturated)
Protein
9.2g
Carbohydrates
25.1g (10.9g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
1g
Calories
352kcals
Fat
22.4g (7g saturated)
Protein
9.2g
Carbohydrates
25.1g (10.9g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 300g baby heritage carrots, scrubbed
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 250g pouch ready-to-eat quinoa
  • 500g mixed heritage tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • A few fresh dill sprigs, chopped
  • A few fresh mint sprigs, chopped

For the labneh

  • 500g thick greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds, lightly toasted
  • Grated zest 1 lemon, plus 1 tbsp juice
  • 1 tbsp runny honey

You’ll also need…

  • 30cm muslin square

Method

  1. First make the labneh. Mix the yogurt and sea salt, then spoon into a sieve lined with the muslin, set over a bowl. Fold the corners of the muslin over the yogurt, transfer to the fridge and leave for 12-48 hours (see Make Ahead).
  2. The next day, heat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/gas 6. Put the carrots in a roasting tray, drizzle with a little olive oil, then season with salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes. Add the chickpeas, drizzle with honey and
    toss together. Roast for 10-15 minutes more until tender and caramelised.
  3. Add the quinoa to the roasting tray and toss together. In a small bowl,
    mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle half into the tin. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
  4. Put half the tomatoes onto a serving platter, top with the carrot and quinoa mix, then add the remaining tomatoes.
  5. Top with the avocado and herbs. Unwrap the labneh and dot spoonfuls over the salad, drizzle with the remaining dressing, then serve.

delicious. tips

  1. To save time, skip making the labneh and serve scattered with crumbled feta instead

  2. Start the labneh at least 12 hours before eating. Drain for up to 48 hours.

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September 2019