Roasted Carrot, Fennel & Lentil Salad

Roasted Carrot, Fennel & Lentil Salad

High in fibre, and a good source of vitamin C, this winter salad is a perfect way to use

some of your stored carrots.

SERVES 4

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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

• 2 tbsp olive oil

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• 1 tbsp cumin seeds

• 400g/14oz carrots, peeled, halved and cut into sticks

• 2 fennel bulbs, sliced

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• 1 tbsp clear honey

• 250g/9oz cooked beluga lentils

• 1 onion, finely sliced

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• ½ lemon, juiced

• 85g/3oz feta cheese, crumbled

1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a shallow roasting tin, toss together half the oil, the cumin, carrots, fennel and some seasoning.

2. Roast for 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Drizzle over the honey, stir and roast for 5 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, gently heat the lentils with the onion, lemon juice, remaining oil and some salt and pepper.

4. Put the lentils on a serving platter and lay the warm carrots and fennel on top and scatter with feta and a few tsp of wholegrain mustard.

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