Honey Fennel Carrots with Crispy Chickpeas


Honey Fennel Carrots with Crispy Chickpeas

Serves 4


  • Bunches dutch carrots (750g), scrubbed and trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sumac, plus extra to serve
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons The Good Grocer Collection extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head garlic, halved crossways
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup (140g) labne (yoghurt cheese)
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon The Good Grocer Collection honey


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the carrots, fennel, sumac, salt, pepper and half the oil on a large oven tray and toss to coat. Add the garlic, cut-side down, to the tray and cook for 30–35 minutes or until the carrots and garlic are tender.
  2. Place the chickpeas, remaining oil, salt and pepper on a separate oven tray and toss to combine. Place in the oven and cook, stirring halfway for 25–30 minutes, or until crisp.
  3. Top the carrots with the crispy chickpeas, labne, pomegranate seeds, honey and red vein sorrel.

Recipe by Donna Hay