Friday, September 30, 2011

Spicy Carrot Salad


The kittiesx3 household adores spicy food—the spicier the better. And this dish is spicy. It’s also ridiculously tasty and very nutritious too. Let’s put it this way. One person in my home dislikes carrots but makes an utter pig of himself when I serve this dish. I’m lucky to get any.

Ingredients:

4—5 carrots, peeled and shredded in a food processor or by microplane
Pinch each of salt and sugar
1 T canola oil
1 t cumin seeds
1 t dry mustard seeds
1 t sesame seeds
½ t cumin
¼ t hot red pepper powder (we make it with ½ t and it is HOT)
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1 t fresh lime juice (substitute lemon if that’s what you have on hand)

Directions:

  1. Add the pinches of salt and sugar to the shredded carrots, mix and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the cumin, dry mustard and sesame seeds. Heat until the sesame seeds begin to pop. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the cumin, hot red pepper powder to the saucepan and stir.
  4. Stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  5. Add the mixture from the saucepan to the shredded carrots and mix well.
  6. Chill.
  7. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Ben said...

this looks tasty, I will give this a try for sure. What do you eat it with?

kittiesx3 said...

That's coming next :-)

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