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Recipe: Mixed grain salad with blueberries, maple roasted baby carrots and new potatoes

10th March 2014
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Now the sun’s out, it’s time to start thinking about eating healthily again. Packed with energising wholegrains and vitamin boosting blueberries, this easy salad will help revitalise and boost your immune system. Welcome back, spring!

Serves: 4

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook:  30-40 minutes

Maple roasted vegetables

150g (5oz) pack baby carrots with green tops, scrubbed

400g (14oz) baby ‘Anya’ potatoes, scrubbed

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

4 teaspoons pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Salad

250g (9oz) pack ‘ready to eat’ mixed grains

100g (4oz) spinach, rocket and watercress salad

100g (4oz) blueberries

100g (4oz) feta cheese, crumbled into small pieces

Dressing

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas Mark 6. Add the carrots and potatoes to a small roasting tin, sprinkle with the fennel and pumpkin seeds then drizzle over the maple syrup and oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 30-40 minutes, turning once or twice until tender and browned.
  2. When the vegetables are almost ready, reheat the grains in the microwave as the pack directs. Tip out on to a large platter and sprinkle with the salad leaves, blueberries and feta.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a jug and fork together. Add the roasted vegetables to the salad with any sticky pan juices then pour over the dressing to taste and serve warm.



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