Thursday, June 27, 2013

Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad


Say hello to my beautiful, fresh garden carrots!

Last year, they were lame, small, skinny and tasteless.
This year, they are big, fat and spicy!


Bugs Bunny would be proud.

Here, I roasted them and paired them with a soft boiled egg, toasted bread pieces, sliced avocado and a citrus dressing.

This was a nice vegetarian dinner and very light and fresh.

Here are the salad components, use as many carrots as you like. Same goes for egg and avocado. I used 1 egg and 1 avocado for 2 large salads.

Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad:

fresh carrots (preferably with their little green tops attached)
olive oil
kosher salt & pepper
cumin
thyme
avocado
egg
arugula or watercress (even better!)
fresh toasted croutons made from stale bread

Dressing:

1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp of fresh orange juice
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 shallot, minced
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup of olive oil
pinch of sea salt

If the carrots are fat, cut them in half long ways.
Lay on a roasting pan and drizzle w/ olive oil.
Sprinkle w/ kosher salt, cumin and thyme.


Roast in a 375F oven for about 20 minutes, turning them over once.

Cut the avocado into quarters and plate with arugula, half a soft boiled egg, the roasted carrots and greens.
Add your croutons and drizzle the dressing over all.


Serve immediately.

Be healthy and enjoy.


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7 comments:

Oui Chef said...

I'm gonna start calling you Farmer Stacey! Well done.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your posts and recipes...........and I have lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks! We should call you SKINNY SNACKS!
Thank you. I will be making this salad for lunch today!

Carrie

What's Cookin Stacey?? said...

Carrot tops are divine too! Don't throw the away!

Dana said...

Yum and Yum. Husband isn't too bad either. xo

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Oh, yummy! Your carrots are so cute. Love the combination of avocados, eggs an carrots.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Look at you you're really living off the land. A beautiful healthy dinner with the cutest stocky little carrots I've seen!

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

What a great combination. Carrots look beautiful!! Henry looks so happy in the garden.