Heritage carrots, mushroom + tamari dressing

Heritage carrots, mushroom + tamari dressing

September 24, 2021

Heritage carrots are in season and the flavour is noticeably different. This is a nutty, sweet and warming salad perfect to serve warm.


1 bunch heritage carrots, sliced into mouthsized chunks
250g mushrooms, sliced
200g quinoa
150g cavolo nero, cut into 3 inch chunks
30g walnuts
1 handful chervil or parsley
200g rocket
Olive oil

For the dressing

1 garlic clove
100ml tamari
50ml agave
30ml olive oil
salt to taste


  • Place the carrots in a roasting tray with salt and oil. Roast for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pan to the boil with a pinch of salt, add the quinoa and cook for 12 - 15 minutes, until you see it pop.
  • Place the cavolo and walnuts on a tray and roast for 10 minutes until crispy.
  • For the mushrooms, heat a frying pan with oil, pan fry for 5-10 minutes until soft.
  • To make the dressing, blend the garlic, salt, agave, tamari and oil together until it thickens.
  • Roughly chop the chervil and add to a large mixing bowl. Place all the other ingredients in, mix everything together and drizzle the dressing through.
  • Taste