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Supersprout Salad

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Based on a recipe from Jamie Oliver


  • 70 g whole unpeeled hazelnuts
  • 200 g small carrots
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon mild flavoured oil
  • 200 g mixed sprouts (about an inch long)
  • Sprigs of parsley


  • 1 small orange
  • 1 tablespoon mild flavoured  oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or runny honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4.
  2. Toast the nuts in a shallow baking tin in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes – you need them to go just a little darker to bring out the lovely toasted flavour. Allow the nuts to cool and leave the oven on.
  3. Top the carrots, leaving small ones whole and slicing bigger ones in half lengthways. Parboil for 4 minutes, then drain.
  4. Transfer the carrots to a roasting tin and drizzle with the maple syrup or honey and oil.
  5. Roast in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Shake the tin to make sure the juices coat the carrots, then let cool slightly (they're better served when they're still warm).
  6. Rinse the sprouts, finely chop most of the parsley leaves, then mix with the hazelnuts and slightly cooled carrots in a serving bowl.
  7. For the dressing combine most of the orange zest with the orange juice, the oil, maple syrup or honey and 2 teaspoons of cracked black pepper.
  8. Pour over the salad and toss to coat. Chop and sprinkle over the remaining parsley and top with the orange zest for extra prettiness.

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