Thursday, October 04, 2012

carrot and seed salad

I was first introduced to carrot salad by Bea and Orangette and then, I found other carrot salads to try like this one.

I really like carrot salad, it is easy to make and really delicious too.

Recently I bought a cookbook written by the owner of the Rose Bakery called "Breakfast Lunch Tea".

Inside there was a recipe for "Carrot and Seed Salad"

The recipe calls for chives but I didn't want to buy the large amount that the market was selling, so I didn't add it to the salad.

Still, I think it was quite tasty.

Here is what I did: makes about 6-1/4 cup servings

2 large carrots, shredded
2 handfuls of sunflower seeds, heated in 150C (300F) oven then cooled

zest of the lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice (about one small lemon)
several grinds of fresh black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil

After shredding the carrots in a food processor, mix the dressing and toss to coat.
Add the cooled seeds and toss again.

NOTES: the original recipe suggests using either sunflower or pumpkin seeds, since I had sunflower seeds in my freezer that is what I used.

There are other recipes (like scones) that I can't wait to try.


K said...

Looks simple and tasty!

jalna said...

Hmmmm . . . never had carrot salad. Interesting . . .

Akiko said...

Yes, love carrot salad!
I've always made the Orangette one, but recently found Dorie Greenspan's recipe from her French Kitchen cookbook-with mustard and honey. Yum, check it out!

K and S said...

It is K!

I never heard about it until I started blogging Jalna :)

Ooh thanks, Akiko, I'll check it out.

Take care everyone!