Rocket, Purple Carrot & Goats Cheese Salad

Rocket, Purple Carrot & Goats Cheese Salad

Purple carrots are rich in an antioxidant called, anthocyanin, which has powerful anti-oxidative stress properties in the body. Apart from the purple carrots' nutritional benefits, it also adds a great pop of colour in winter inspired salads that is both hearty yet light.
INGREDIENTS
  • 120g of baby rocket
  • 1 medium purple carrot, ribboned or grated (orange carrot is fine if you can't find)
  • 90g of goats cheese*
  • 1/3 cup of chopped roasted unsalted macadamias
  • 1/3 cup dried (uncooked) quinoa 
  • 1 tbsp of chopped chives
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze*
WHAT TO DO
  1. Cook quinoa per packet instructions. Leave aside to cool completely (TIP: transfer to a colander with small holes and then rinse with cold water to accelerate this process).
  2. On a serving plate, add rocket salad, top with cooled quinoa, ribbons (of grated) of carrot, nuts, crumbled goats cheese and chives.
  3. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze. Season with salt and pepper and toss with serving spoons or tongs.

 

Notes & Modifications:
Low-FODMAP: Balsamic vinegar is technically rated as a moderate FODMAP. However it does have a safe low FODMAP serving size of 1 tablespoon per person, which is plenty to make a nice salad dressing with. Just remember that larger serves of balsamic vinegar (two tablespoons) moderate levels of fructose.

 

To make it Vegan: omit the goats cheese and/or replace with a soft vegan cheese alternative 

 

Sourced from @thegirlinthegreenapron

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