Quick Pickled Carrots with Whipped Ricotta and Garlicky Breadcrumbs

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


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Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

  • About

Peppery nasturtium leaves can be hard to find in the shops but they’re very easy to grow yourself on a windowsill or in a doorstep pot. If you can’t find them, rocket is a good substitute. Any Quick Pickles you like could be substituted for the carrots here.


For the Whipped Ricotta

  • 250 g ricotta
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
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In a food processor or bowl with an electric whisk, briefly blend the ricotta and salt (just to combine them). Then, with the motor running, slowly drizzle in the oil, processing until the ricotta is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Fold in the chopped basil and chives.

Toss the nasturtium leaves or rocket in the olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Spread the ricotta over the base