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Roasted Carrot Salad with Honey Cider Dressing
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This delicious Roasted Carrot Salad with Honey Cider Dressing is a perfect (and gorgeous) side for just about any entree. It also makes a fabulous vegetarian meal on its own!

Course: Main Salad, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Carrot Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
For the rosemary pecans:
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
For the roasted carrots:
  • 1 pound carrots if using baby carrots, halve them on an angle, lengthwise. If using whole carrots, peel them then slice on a long angle.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the salad:
Instructions
For the pecans: Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
  1. Combine the pecans, butter, rosemary and salt on a medium size baking pan and place in the oven for one minute until the butter is melted. Stir well to coat the pecans with the butter mixture. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once half way through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan.

For the roasted carrots:
  1. Increase the oven temperature to 425˚F. Line a sheet pan with foil for easy cleanup.

  2. Combine carrots, olive oil, salt and pepper on the prepared pan and stir to coat the carrots with the oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes, just until carrots are tender. Stir half way through to redistribute the carrots. Allow to cool a bit before topping the salad.

For the salad:
  1. Arrange greens on a large serving platter. Top with the warm carrots, sliced red onion and pomegranate arils. Drizzle lightly with the dressing then finish the salad with the rosemary pecans and crumbled goat cheese. Pass extra dressing at the table.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips on how to prep this salad in advance.

The nutritional information for this salad does not include the Honey Cider Dressing. See that post for its nutritional infomation.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Carrot Salad with Honey Cider Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 12963IU259%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.