We love this hearty carrot and chickpea salad recipe. It ticks our #BITHK boxes for easy healthy eating in any kitchen. Plus, it features Pesto Princess’s Moroccan winner – Harissa Paste.Filled to the brim with red peppers, chillies, garlic and spices, 100% fresh and free of nasty preservatives. Chillies and garlic are proven anti-oxidants and important for good health and vitality.

The recipe is quick and easy to prepare as we start to move in between seasons. Ideal for vegetarians or those just wanting a high protein alternative to a meat based salad, as it is  packed with healthy and fresh nutrients.

You can enjoy this on its own, or serve as an accompanying salad with a barbeque or baked dishes.

Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

Olive oil
3 Tbsp Pesto Princess Harissa Paste
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tins chickpeas, drained
6 medium carrots, grated
A handful of coriander, chopped
5 Tbsp double cream yoghurt
Pinch of cumin

How To Prepare:

  1. In a small saucepan heat the olive oil, Pesto Princess Harissa Paste and salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, carrots and the paste mixture in a salad bowl.
  3. Serve with a handful of coriander and cumin-spiced double cream yoghurt.

Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Feeds 4

Tip: Ensure you refrigerate the paste for longevity.

Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.

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Gisèle Wertheim Aymes

Gisèle is the owner of the Longevity brand and a self-proclaimed health hedonist. When she is not working, you'll find in her in a yoga class or active in the great outdoors. Gisèle is passionate about health and sharing information. You can follow her @giselewaymes on Twitter and Instagram or read her Linked-In profile for full bio details.

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