Roasted Carrot, Lemon & Avocado salad with Tangy dressing & Toasted seeds

Roasted Carrot, Lemon & Avocado salad with Tangy dressing & Toasted seeds

Healthy Roasted Carrot, Lemon & Avocado salad

This fantastic salad combines roasted carrots and lemons with avocados topped with crunchy, toasted seeds and a delicious tangy citrus dressing.   This is a winner!  Your house will smell absolutely incredible from the roasted veggies!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. organic carrots
  • 1 organic lemon, sliced thin, then halved
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 TB. coconut oil
  • 3 TB. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB. lemon juice
  • 1 large avocado
  • orange zest (optional) yet highly recommend
  • Salad greens (your choice)
  • 3 TB. mixed seeds, toasted (I used raw pumpkin, white and black sesame)
  • 1 TB. raw hemp seeds (DO NOT toast)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cut carrots into “thumb sized” lengths and place in steamer and steam for around 10 minutes till nearly cooked.  

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Slice lemons and remove seeds carefully.  You don’t want to crunch down on those!

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Put them into a roasting pan along with the sliced lemons.  Now prepare the marinade:  Into a food processor, add the garlic cloves, italian seasoning, chili powder, ground cumin, sea salt, pepper, orange zest and pulse till incorporated.  The idea here is to build up the flavors.  Add enough coconut oil (2-3 TB.) to generously cover the paste, and good swig of apple cider vinegar.  This will be like a marinade, a rub and dressing all in one!  Pulse again to incorporate.  Then put this marinade over the carrots and lemons on roasting pan, coating them well.  Place the carrots/lemons in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden.

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While the carrots/lemons are roasting, halve the avocado and remove the pit, then cut them into wedges lengthwise and place in a big bowl.  When the carrots are ready, remove them from the oven and add them to the avocados  (scrape pan for all the good seasoning to go in too).  In a small bowl, combine 1 TB. extra virgin olive oil, 2 – 3 TB. apple cider vinegar and 1 TB. lemon juice.  Season and pour this dressing over the carrots/lemons and avocados.  Mix together, have a taste and correct seasoning. 

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Toast seeds in a small skillet till lightly browned.  Put into a small bowl.  Add raw hemp seeds to this toasted mix.

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Add salad greens to plate, and top with the carrot/lemon/avocado mixture.  If you would like to add some chevre style goat cheese to this – go for it!  Sprinkle over your toasted seed mix and drizzle over some extra-virgin olive oil (if desired). 

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Salad on the left has chevre style goat cheese on it (Scott’s).

Roasted Carrot, Lemon & Avocado salad with Tangy dressing & Toasted seeds
Recipe Type: Main salad
Author: Kibby’s Blended Life
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 2-4
This fantastic salad combines roasted carrots and lemons with avocados topped with crunchy, toasted seeds and a delicious tangy citrus dressing. This is a winner! Smells absolutely incredible!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb. organic carrots
  • 1 organic lemon, sliced thin, then halved
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 TB. coconut oil
  • 3 TB. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB. lemon juice
  • 1 large avocado
  • orange zest (optional) yet highly recommend
  • Salad greens (your choice)
  • 3 TB. mixed seeds, toasted (I used raw pumpkin, white and black sesame)
  • 1 TB. raw hemp seeds (DO NOT toast)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut carrots into “thumb sized” lengths and place in steamer and steam for around 10 minutes till nearly cooked.
  3. Slice lemons and remove seeds carefully. You don’t want to crunch down on those!
  4. Put them into a roasting pan along with the sliced lemons.
  5. Now prepare the marinade:
  6. Into a food processor, add the garlic cloves, italian seasoning, chili powder, ground cumin, sea salt, pepper, orange zest and pulse till incorporated.
  7. The idea here is to build up the flavors.
  8. Add enough coconut oil (2 -3 TB.) to generously cover the paste, and good swig of apple cider vinegar. This will be like a marinade, a rub and dressing all in one!
  9. Pulse again to incorporate.
  10. Then put this marinade over the carrots and lemons on roasting pan, coating them well.
  11. Place the carrots/lemons in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden.
  12. While the carrots/lemons are roasting, halve the avocado and remove the pit, then cut them into wedges lengthwise and place in a big bowl. When the carrots are ready, remove them from the oven and add them to the avocados (scrape pan for all the good seasoning to go in too.)
  13. In a small bowl, combine 1 TB. extra virgin olive oil, 2 – 3 TB. apple cider vinegar and 1 TB. lemon juice.
  14. Season and pour this dressing over the carrots/lemons and avocados. Mix together, have a taste and correct seasoning.
  15. Toast seeds in a small skillet till lightly browned. Put into a small bowl. Add raw hemp seeds to this toasted mix.
  16. Add salad greens to plate, and top with the carrot/lemon/avocado mixture.
  17. If you would like to add some chevre style goat cheese to this – go for it!
  18. Sprinkle over your toasted seed mix and drizzle over some extra-virgin olive oil (if desired).
  19. ENJOY! :)

 

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Kibby

8 Responses »

  1. Mmmmm – this looks and sounds lovely Kibby! I’ve made a list of the ingredients for when I go shopping tomorrow as I really want to try it. I’ve just recommended your site to a couple of my friends this week as well :-)

    • Hi Leah! Glad to hear from you! Oh yay! You’re really going to like this salad. It’s one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing out the site to others – keep sharing the love. :) Hope you are doing well and things are working out for you during your transition time. Have a great weekend! Keep in touch!

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