Minty carrot, pistachio & feta salad

A vegetarian side salad with cumin-roasted carrots, chickpeas, mint, nuts, spinach and salty cheese – great with Moroccan food

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    Plus chilling
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 307
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 1.6g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling
  • 500g carrots, halved and cut into chunks
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • small bunch mint, chopped
  • 2 big handfuls spinach
  • 100g bag shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 200g pack feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip 1 tbsp of the oil, the carrots, chickpeas and cumin onto a baking tray, season and toss to coat. Roast for 30 mins or until the carrots are tender.

  2. Mix together the lemon juice, honey and remaining oil, then pour all over the roasted carrots and chickpeas. Leave to cool. You can chill the salad at this stage, for up to 1 day; just bring it out of the fridge 1 hr before serving.

  3. Mix through the mint, spinach leaves and pistachios, and check the seasoning. Scatter the feta over and drizzle with a little extra oil.

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