Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad (recipe)

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad

The following is my take on a very popular Middle Eastern salad. The parsley and lemon juice give the carrots much needed brightness, while the cumin deepens all the flavours, creating an exotic side that complements most dishes :)

In 2007 I submitted this recipe to Gluten Free By The Bay‘s “Cooking for Karina“, a food event that focused on cooking around her friend’s food allergies. Since then it has also been shared by Kalyn’s Kitchen on BlogHer as well. Enjoy! :)

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad
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Serving Size: 6

Ingredients:

1 lb. carrots
1 tablespoon margarine or olive oil
2 teaspoons cumin seed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Directions:

Scrape carrots and cut into paper thin slices, or slice in food processor.

Meanwhile, in pan melt 1 tablespoon margarine and saute cumin about 30 seconds.

Add ginger and garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
Combine carrots with cumin-garlic mixture, and lemon juice.
Saute about 5 minutes

Season with salt and pepper and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Serve at room temperature

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This post was originally published July 10, 2007. It has been updated once since then.

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  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    lovely picture!

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    lovely picture!

  • http://www.goodluckdeluxe.com Tara

    It looks delicious! I’m always saying “yum” and “delicious” when I comment on your blog. :-D

    This looks similar to my aunt’s candied carrots. She tosses hot, steamed baby carrots with honey, extra-virgin olive oil, chopped cilantro and a pinch of sea salt. Sounds weird, but I love it.

    I’m definitely trying your version!

  • http://www.goodluckdeluxe.com Tara

    It looks delicious! I’m always saying “yum” and “delicious” when I comment on your blog. :-D

    This looks similar to my aunt’s candied carrots. She tosses hot, steamed baby carrots with honey, extra-virgin olive oil, chopped cilantro and a pinch of sea salt. Sounds weird, but I love it.

    I’m definitely trying your version!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – I’m getting the hang of the camera, it and i are becoming ONE :D

    Tara – Candied carrots are something I’ve always wanted to try, and I actually be making them next weekend! :) This version is much more piquant :) Thanks for the lovely email btw, I have intermittent net access at the mo which is my reply has been tardy!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – I’m getting the hang of the camera, it and i are becoming ONE :D

    Tara – Candied carrots are something I’ve always wanted to try, and I actually be making them next weekend! :) This version is much more piquant :) Thanks for the lovely email btw, I have intermittent net access at the mo which is my reply has been tardy!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – I’m getting the hang of the camera, it and i are becoming ONE :D

    Tara – Candied carrots are something I’ve always wanted to try, and I actually be making them next weekend! :) This version is much more piquant :) Thanks for the lovely email btw, I have intermittent net access at the mo which is my reply has been tardy!

  • http://www.femita.com Denise @ Femita

    Thanks Sarina. Very inspiring site btw. I'm not really familiar with Trinidadian cooking but I love to discover new cuisines. I was thinking, did you ever try to prepare this dish in the oven? I just love how crispy carrot slices get in the oven. Makes an excellent snack too.

    Love, Denise
    My recent post Creative With Carrots- 5 Recipes To Get You Started

  • http://www.femita.com Denise @ Femita

    Thanks Sarina. Very inspiring site btw. I'm not really familiar with Trinidadian cooking but I love to discover new cuisines. I was thinking, did you ever try to prepare this dish in the oven? I just love how crispy carrot slices get in the oven. Makes an excellent snack too.

    Love, Denise
    My recent post Creative With Carrots- 5 Recipes To Get You Started

  • Lislis

    I just finished trying it- i really liked it. So did my mom. Used lime instead of lemon and dried parsley though, so Im not such how different the original would taste.

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    • thewholechild

      @Trinigourmet thanks for sharing that great recipe, I’m always looking for new salads, although I try to have more raw, I will try it.

      • http://twitoaster.com/country-tt/trinigourmet/ Trinigourmet

        @thewholechild no probs :) I’m sure it works well raw or with a quick blanch :)

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