Carrot, orange and chervil salad

Carrot, orange and chervil salad

By
From
River Cottage Every Day
Serves
2-3
Photographer
Simon Wheeler

This is one of those simple combinations of just a few ingredients that complement each other beautifully. The sharp, juicy tang of the oranges; the sweet crunch of the carrot; the nutty texture of the seeds – it just works. It’s also very good if you replace the seeds with around 100g crumbled freshly roasted chestnuts.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 oranges
1 large carrot
50-60g mixed pumpkin seeds
50-60g sunflower (or other) seeds
a few sprigs chervil, (or tender parsley)

For the dressing:

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
2 tablespoons rapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Cut the top and bottom off one of the oranges. Place it cut-side down on a chopping board and work around it with a sharp knife, cutting off the peel and pith in strips so that the juicy flesh is exposed. Then, holding the orange in the palm of your hand and working over a bowl to catch the juice, slice down either side of each membrane, as close as you can, to release the segments. Drop the segments into the bowl. Repeat with the other orange.
  2. Peel the carrot and cut into matchsticks using a sharp knife or a mandolin. Add these to the orange segments with the seeds and toss to mix.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together, along with any juice saved from the oranges.
  4. Add the chervil or parsley to the salad along with the dressing, toss everything together and serve.
Tags:
River Cottage
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again