Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


3 (6-oz.) packages microwave-in-bag baby rainbow carrots with tops, cut in half lengthwise
2 lemons, halved
1 orange, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 medium avocado
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 (5-oz.) package spring greens mix
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Mexican crema


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together first 7 ingredients in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt; toss to coat. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, cook all seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from heat; cool completely (about 15 minutes).

3. Cut avocado into slices, and toss with lemon juice.

4. Squeeze juice from roasted lemon and orange halves into a large bowl; stir in vinegar and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Slowly whisk in remaining 6 Tbsp. olive oil until blended; reserve half of dressing. Toss carrots, salad greens, and red onion with remaining dressing in bowl. Arrange greens on a serving platter or individual plates; top with avocado. Drizzle with crema; sprinkle with toasted seeds. Serve with reserved dressing.

Brought to the table by Elizabeth Winslow, co-founder of Farmhouse Delivery.

Elizabeth Winslow,

Southern Living

November 2012
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