Carrot Salad

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Do you follow @RealCarrotFacts on Twitter? It is, perhaps, one of the oddest and amusing joke accounts out here. Here are a few gems:

“Sometime if someone talks to you but you dont want to talk to him you can close your eyes and pretend to be a carrot”

“Life is a carrot then you die”

“If you keep a carrot in your shoe everywhere you go, then you [sic] never alone”Image

Quality, quality stuff.

I think the folks behind @RealCarrotFacts would dig this recipe. It’s carrot-based. And also quite delicious.

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I love a good salad recipe in the summer, or any time of year, really. But a super simple salad that’s easily adaptable? Yeah, that’s the stuff of summer dreams.

I tempered cumin and paprika in hot oil and stirred in a dash of garlic and, later, parsley. But you could easily take it in a sweeter direction with cinnamon and raisins. Or stir in a creamy mixture or lemon and tahini. Delicious.

Here’s a real carrot fact for you: carrots make an amazing salad base. Image

Carrot Salad

(Adapted from multiple sources)

Makes 4-6 servings

  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add minced garlic, cumin, and paprika. Stir and add the carrot ribbons. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the ribbons are soft. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parsley.

Serve warm or chilled.

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6 comments

  1. Sarah

    I’m trying this out today with the 10 pounds of carrots I got from my CSA. Super excited- it looks delish!

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