Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

This is one of the most fantastic salads. It is borrowed from Smitten Kitchen and only slightly modified, it is *kick arse*.

Please give it a try, what a wonderfully healthy, hearty, filling meal. It was our main course - well that and a side of Finding Nemo.

- This message has been approved by my boss, Indigo.

Delightfully borrowed and will be heavily used in our rotation: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/08/roasted-carrot-and-avocado-salad/


4-5 medium carrots, peeled & diced in 2 inch segments
¼ tsp cumin
2 Avocado's, diced
Olive Oil
Juice of ½ a Lemon
¼ cup pine nuts
Salt & Pepper


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting dish place your carrots and coat with Olive Oil, cumin, and salt & pepper (do not skimp!).

Roast at 400 for about 30 minutes, or until fork tender & brown. *About half way through add your pine nuts into the dish to toast them too.*

Remove from the oven and top your carrot & pine nuts with the Avocado, drizzle of Olive Oil, and fresh lemon juice.

Enjoy, this will also be our dinner Friday – My husband NEEDS to try this fantastic little creation.

Have I swayed you?


Eileen said...

I love avacado and carrots but I never thought of having them together! It looks great.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a beautiful, simple and healthy salad! I simply love the combination of flavours.


Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks so simple, tasty and beautiful! I love roasted carrots because I think the roasting brings out their sweetness. The texture must have been a nice contrast to the creamy avocado!

JennShaggy said...

What a gorgeous photo! The recipe sounds fantastic.

I'm sure I'll get used to the new 'hood soon enough. At least the sluggish pace of life here leaves me ready for action :)

Susi said...

What a simple but very unique salad, I bet the sweetness of the carrot in combination with the avocado and pine nuts was outstanding! I will have to give this one a try!

Monet said...

So funny...I was just looking at a bunch of carrots in my fridge and wondering what I could do with them. I was thinking carrot cake, but this looks far better!

Chef Dennis said...

I will say one thing it is positively beautiful! the image of that salad makes me want to eat it! your carrots are perfect!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I am swayed indeed, but it didn't take much persuasion. Roasted carrots are like candy! I've never tried them, though, with avocado. Will have to remedy that! Thanks!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks awesome! I love it! The plate you put it on looks beautiful too!

Pam said...

Yum. I love this recipe! I would never think to add avocado to roasted carrots. It looks great.

Jay said...

Mmmm...this looks simple and very delicious...I loved it..:)

teresa said...

gorgeous colors, you can't beat a salad like this!

The Comfort of Cooking said...

Now this is my kind of salad! I bet even Indigo loves it, too!

Yummy Team said...

Delicious looking salad!!

Chocolate Freckles said...

Ohh this salad looks lovely!! I love avocado isn't it so rich in flavour!!