Jamie Oliver’s Evolution Carrot Salad

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by in Food

As a new fan of Jamie Oliver’s food and theories, I thought this was a fun and different salad.  The colors are amazing. Try it out and tell us what you think, YEAH or AUUGGGHH!


4 to 5 large carrots

Sprigs fresh mint

Sprigs fresh cilantro or fresh chives

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Handful mixed seeds

2 or 3 small clementines

1 or 2 ready-to-eat pappadams

Feta or goat cheese


Peel 4 or 5 large carrots and grate them into a bowl. Pick the leaves off a few sprigs of fresh mint and cilantro and finely chop them—you can also use fresh chives. Add them to the bowl and toss with the carrots. Season with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add 6 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil and 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice and mix well. Serve right away, as it is, or let it start evolving…

Put a good handful of mixed seeds into a hot, dry frying pan and toss and toast them for a minute. Once toasted, sprinkle the seeds on to your salad. Peel 2 or 3 small clementines and cut into nice thick slices. Either toss these slices into your salad, or lay a few slices on a serving platter and pile the carrot salad on top.

Get yourself 1 or 2 ready-to-eat pappadams and break them up into small pieces. Either toss into the salad or sprinkle over the top.

And for the full Monty, crumble over some feta or goat cheese before tucking in!

4 Responses to “Jamie Oliver’s Evolution Carrot Salad”

  1. Heidi Zeigler 5 April 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I absoultely LOVE Jamie Oliver! I love his new show! I have been teaching my kids for years, the importance of healthy eating! It just blew me away, watching that show! I did not realize, that people could be living that far in the dark ages!

  2. Catherine 13 June 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Yum Yum :) not a word spoken over the dinner table and clear plates all round!

    Thank u!

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