x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

30 in 30: cumin roasted carrot, goat's cheese and potato salad

Our weekly meal for two that can be made for less than Dh30 in no more than 30 minutes. This week: cumin roasted carrot, goat's cheese and potato salad.

Cumin roasted carrot, feta and potato salad. Courtesy Scott Price
Cumin roasted carrot, feta and potato salad. Courtesy Scott Price

Shopping list

Fresh ingredients:

450g potatoes

300g carrots

1 bunch parsley

1 lemon

 

Dry ingredients:

cumin powder

 

Dairy:

100g goat’s cheese

 

Total cost: Dh29

 

Method

Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized chunks. Peel the carrots and slice into thick batons.

Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the potatoes and carrots. Season with salt and black pepper, sprinkle over a tablespoon of cumin and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring often, until the potatoes are crisp and golden brown.

Crumble the goat’s cheese into pieces. Pick the parsley leaves.

Tip the cooked potatoes and carrots into a bowl, add a generous squeeze of lemon juice, stir in the parsley and mix well. Divide between two plates, scatter over the goat’s cheese and top with a little finely grated lemon zest and a few twists of black pepper.

The 30 in 30 recipe works on the premise that you have some basic store staples – such as oil, vinegar, butter, salt and pepper – at your disposal

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