Harissa Carrot salad with Feta cheese

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Harissa carrot salad with Feta

When I saw this gorgeous salad on Smitten Kitchen, I knew I had to give it a go. I just love carrots with anything spicy and I love the idea of adding Feta cheese. I gave it my own spin and replaced the mint with flat-leaf parsley and simplified the Harissa dressing a little.
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I served this salad with a lemony roast chicken for dinner last night and I just loved it. The sweet carrot flavour is enhanced by the spicy Harissa and the creamy Feta balances out all the flavours perfectly. Just delicious.

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Harissa Carrot salad with Feta cheese
 
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Recipe type: Salad, Side dish, Vegetarian,
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1kg carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 50g Harissa paste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice and zest of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt to taste
  • fresh parsley
  • 200g Feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. With a vegetable peeler or mandolin, thinly slice the carrots into long ribbons and place into a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the garlic and Harissa until fragrant. Add the lemon juice, sugar and salt and fry for another minute.
  3. Pour the Harissa mixture over the carrots and toss well.
  4. Add the parsley and the Feta cheese.
  5. Allow to stand for up to an hour and serve.
 

Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Slagella

    My ancient tune of harissa has turned to fire in the fridge! Seriously, all I get is chili. Still made part of a great lunch on the first warm day in the UK this year. Will make my own harissa for the next attempt!

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Let me know how it goes! :)

  • Angie

    Definitely a must try for me! Fantastic clicks.

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Hope you like it Angie!

  • Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine

    MMM! This look great! SO glad I found your blog! I will be visiting often! Its so nice to see a top quality SA blog! <3

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Thanks Heidi! :)

  • http://twitter.com/TurninThePages Turning the Pages

    This looks so good! Now I just have to find Harissa paste at the supermarket. :)

  • lindsay

    I have spent the last two hours on your blog,loooove the stories that go with amazing pics and wonderful comments, I am going to get your book THIS week,you are amazing

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Lindsay, your comment has just made my day. Thank you so much for taking the time. I hope you enjoy my book and thank you so much for the support!

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