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Simple carrot salad

Simple carrot salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Takes 20-25 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Turn boiled carrots into an impressive side dish in minutes with this simple recipe.

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal146
fat6g
saturates1g
carbs21g
sugars1g
fibre5g
protein2g
low insalt0.15g
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½kg carrots , peeled
  • 1 plump garlic clove , peeled
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds , toasted
  • 1 tsp honey
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • small handful raisins
  • small handful pine nuts , toasted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch coriander , roughly chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Boil the carrots whole in lightly salted water for 8-10 minutes until just tender (or steam, if you prefer).

  • STEP 2

    While the carrots are boiling, use a pestle and mortar to mash the garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then add the cumin seeds and pound a little more to combine. Stir in the honey and lemon juice.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the carrots, leave until cool enough to handle, then slice on the diagonal and tip into a salad bowl. Toss the dressing thoroughly with the warm carrots, scatter over the raisins and pine nuts, then drizzle with the olive oil. If you have time, allow the carrots to stand at room temperature for an hour or so, for all the flavours to come together. Just before serving, toss through the coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2004

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