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Five-Spiced Coffee Carrot Salad

This Five-Spiced Coffee Carrot Salad with Herbed Yogurt is the perfect side dish to serve during the holiday season, if you want something a bit on the healthier side.  Even if you don't serve this at a holiday party, it makes a perfect quick & easy lunch that's absolutely delicious. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author PLVNT by Chef Brianna Gallo


Five-Spiced Coffee Carrots

  • 2 lbs rainbow carrots
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground coffee
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Herbed Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups plain unsweetened vegan yogurt we used plain kite hill
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup crushed walnuts


Five-Spiced Coffee Carrots

  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.

  2. Toss your carrots in extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, ground coffee, Chinese five spice, & lemon juice.  

  3. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes until fork tender and almost charred on the ends of the carrots. 

Herbed Yogurt

  1. Finely chop your herbs & mix everything together.  Cover & keep in fridge until ready to use. 


  1. Toss your mixed greens with olive oil, lemon juice, and crushed walnuts.


  1. Smear a bit of the herbed yogurt on the bottom of your plate.

  2. Add 5-6 carrots on top of the yogurt, and then half on the carrots / half on the plate, add a bit of the mixed greens salad. Serve with a lemon wedge if desired.