Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

Carrots for Sumac Carrot Salad

When Rebecca from Square Meal Round Table invited me to collaborate on their 4th ingredient collaboration, carrots, I was totally on board and knew that I wanted to take the delicious sweet carrot and pack a bit of punch to it. I’m joined by many talented bloggers for this fun event. You can find a list of them below in recipe notes, you can also follow our hashtag on Instagram #24carrotgoals for so much inspiration! 

One of my favorite things is taking day to day ingredients and infusing them with the flavor and spices of my culture and heritage. A largely popular spice in Lebanese cuisine is sumac, the sumac bush produces vibrant red berries which are then dried and ground into a coarse powder. The sumac spice has a lemony, salty and slightly acidic flavor profile. It really packs a punch and also creates complex flavor. The best part of sumac is the vibrant pop of color it can give food with its bright maroon/red color. Sumac is most commonly used in salads, za’atar and to top various dips (hummus, baba ganoush, labneh) but don’t let it fool you, it can be used for most any dish from chicken to beef to potatoes. It is best used to top food with AFTER it has been cooked to really make the flavor pop. 

Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

Carrots have to be one of the most loved root vegetables. Sweet, crisp, delicious raw or cooked, gorgeous color, they are perfect. I wanted to let carrots shine in a very simple side dish. Roasted carrots + spinach + feta and the all loving sumac come together to create a fresh and vibrant new side dish that is vegetarian, gluten free and most importantly, delicious. Easily eaten as is or topped with grilled chicken or steak to make a complete meal. This dish takes no longer than 20 minutes to prepare but will impress at any dinner party or on your table this evening. Enjoy and be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers for more carrot-spiration! 

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Roasted Carrots
Roasted Carrots with olive oil, pinch of salt & pepper


Carrots, spinach and sumac
Roasted carrots tossed with fresh spinach + sumac


Toasted pine nuts
Toasted pine nuts to top the warm salad.


Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad


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Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Clean, peel and cut carrots into long slender slices. I typically half the carrot then cut each half diagonally 1-2 times.
  3. Place sliced carrots on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Roast carrots in pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes. You want carrots to be roasted but yet still firm.
  5. Remove hot tray from oven and immediately toss in spinach and sumac with carrots. Toss over and over until the spinach is coated and slightly wilted. Taste and add any additional sumac, salt or pepper to taste.
  6. In a small pan, place a tsp of olive oil in a pan with the pine nuts. Roast on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Be sure to shake pan to ensure the nuts are browned evenly.
  7. Plate spinach + carrot mixture, top with pine nuts and crumbled feta and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Sumac can be found at most Middle Eastern grocery stores or in your nature section of your grocery store. 
*Top the salad with chicken or steak to complete your meal. 

*Find a list of all the participating bloggers: 

Square Meal Round Table’s Rainbow Carrot and Ricotta Tart

The Cooking of Joy’s Candied Carrot Rose Tart

Better with Biscuits’ Carrot Souffle

This Healthy Table’s Beet and Carrot Galette

Always Eat Dessert’s Carrot Cake Squares with Orange Glaze

Figs & Flour’s Thai Peanut Pizza

Fufu’s Kitchen’s Oven Baked Carrot Fries Drizzled with a Tahini Sauce

Flours in Your Hair’s Carrot Pecan Cookies

Hola Jalapeño’s Roasted Carrots with Chipotle-Honey Butter

Worthy Pause’s Paleo Thai Curry Carrot Soup

Something New for Dinner’s Minted Sous Vide Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese

What Great Grandma Ate’s Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

More Icing Than Cake’s Spiced Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad

Hot Dishing It Out’s Vegan Carrot Whoopie Pies

Katie Bird Bakes’ Carrot Cake Scones

Confetti Kitchen’s Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Yogurt

Easy and Delish’s Carrot Spaghetti

Pie Girl Bakes’ Five Spice Carrot Bundt Cakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze

Smoothies and Sundaes’ Carrot Cake Sourdough

Zestful Kitchen’s Moroccan- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Food by Mars’ Paleo Carrot Walnut Loaf Cake

Measuring Cups Optionals’ Carrot Curry Soup

Rezel Kealoha’s Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip

Pies and Prejudice’s Carrot Pie with Maple & Cardamom

Amanda Skrip’s Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Citrus Fennel + Arugula

Baking The Goods’ Roasted Carrot & Herby Feta Galette

Marianne Cooks’ Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins with a Cinnamon Frosting

Rumbly in My Tumbly’s Chai Carrot Pie

Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Carrot Cake

What Annie’s Eating’s Roasted Carrots with Herby Carrot Top Salsa Verde

It’s a Veg World After All’s Zesty Sunflower Carrot Spiral

Lady and Larder’s Carrot Crudite Board with Z'atar Hummus

Prickly Fresh’s Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Butter Loves Company’s Iced Carrot Cake Cookies

Suburban Pie and Treat’s Carrot Pineapple Raisin Pie

Hello Flour’s Macro-Friendly Carrot/Tomato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese

Le Petit Eats’ Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars w/ Maple Coconut Icing

Flotte Lotte’s Carrot Apple Pie

Smart in the Kitchen’s Curried Carrot Ginger Soup (Whole30)

Pizanna’s Vegan Carrot Birthday Cake

Mom’s Kitchen Handbook’s Salad with Miso Ginger Carrot Dressing

What’s Karen Cooking’s Spiced Cornbread w/ Carrots, Pecans & Chili Butter

Sweet Pillar Food’s Carrot and Date Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

Feed the Swimmers’ Air Fried Rainbow Carrot Chips with Tzatziki

Blossom to Stem’s Caramelized Carrots with Fennel, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Been There Tried It’s Carrot Latkes with Cranberry Aioli (Paleo)

Dirty Whisk’s Carrot and Herbed Ricotta Tart

Farm and Coast Cookery’s Carrot & Herbed Ricotta Phyllo Tart

Seed and Mill’s Carrot Cake with Tahini Caramel Frosting

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