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52 New Recipes in 2010 – 10, Carrot and Coriander salad

August 23, 2010

Another recipe inspired by the yoga weekend, carrot and coriander salad. The photo at the link is much more appetising and less blurry than my attempt. =) I added walnuts and pumpkin seeds, cos that was what I had in the cupboard, instead of sesame seeds.


• 6 medium carrots, washed and peeled
• a large handful of fresh coriander, leaves picked
• 4 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, or poppy seeds

for the dressing
• zest and juice of 1 orange
• 2 lemons
• extra virgin olive oil
• 2 heaped tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

“First of all, slice the carrots or cut them up into fine ribbons, matchsticks or batons. Put them into a salad bowl with the coriander leaves and the sesame or poppy seeds. To make the dressing, finely grate the zest of the orange into a bowl. Add the orange juice, the juice of 1½ lemons and about 4 times that amount of extra virgin olive oil. Pound your toasted sesame seeds to a pulp in a pestle and mortar, then add to the dressing. Mix well, then season to taste with salt, pepper and possibly more lemon juice to make it nice and zingy so that you can taste it once you’ve dressed the salad. Once the salad is dressed, the flavour of the lemon will lessen, so get eating straight away.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gwen Styles permalink
    August 23, 2010 4:23 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m going to give it a try tonight – it’s the time of year for delicious, fresh locally-grown carrots and I’m ecstatic!

    One recipe I’m going to try this year is carrot halwa – a delicious and healthy (well, moderately healthy) Indian dessert made with carrots, milk, saffron, sugar and almonds. It’s one of my favourite ethnic desserts ever!

    • Hannah permalink
      August 23, 2010 5:23 pm

      Hope you enjoy it! I might try the carrot halwa soon, so thanks for that. I have so many carrots atm!

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