CARROT SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

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I am basically a health freak.  Not in the conventional sense probably because I eat junk, fried food, starchy food but… Most of the meals I prepare are balanced meals. If one meal had some deep fried veggie in it, the second meal of the day will include a salad and some entrée low on calories.

What does this mean for my husband, Nachiket and our future children? Don’t ever think about skipping your veggies! Carrot Salad is a family hand-me down recipe. I learnt this from my sis-in-law who learnt it from someone who learnt it from…. Huh… I really have no idea 😀

Carrot salad is one foolproof way of feeding carrots to my husband. The picky I-hate-raw-veggie guy loves this and never says no to this!

CARROT SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

CARROT SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Jeera (cumin)
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanut powder
  • Salt to season
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Oil for dressing
  • Cilantro/coriander for garnish

Directions

  1. Peel and grate the carrots.
  2. Layer onto it the chopped onion and tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle the peanut powder onto it. (I make mine at home and store it. Just dry roast some peanuts, let them cool down. Just squish them with your hands and the peels will come right off. Blow the peels away and blend the peanuts into a coarse powder. Store it in an airtight jar.)
  4. For the dressing, heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and let it sizzle.
  5. Pour the dressing onto the carrot salad & add salt, crushed black pepper and lemon juice. (Add salt and lemon juice just before serving to make sure the veggies do not get soggy)
  6. Mix, garnish with some cilantro and serve.

My Take:

Carrot salad can be served as a side for a rice dish or can be had for a snack/meal. Add some more pepper or chopped green chilies if you like your food more spicy.

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