Middle Eastern Raw Carrot Salad

by Rachel on July 23, 2013

Hannah, the Stern kitten, helps out with the Carrot Salad photo shoot.

We had an incredible trip to Israel in the Spring of 2013. I came home and wanted to eat Middle Eastern food 24/7. One of the salads we loved was a grated raw carrot salad that seemed to be at every restaurant we visited. You can either grate the carrots yourself or buy them grated (e.g. at Trader Joe’s). I have a tendency to include part of my index finger in the salad if I grate the carrots on my own without adult supervision. I am delighted that TJ’s sells carrots that are perfectly grated and that never ever cause me to visit the local emergency room. We’re eating this tonight. So good and so good for you.

Middle Eastern Raw Carrot Salad (makes 1 lb of salad)

  • 1 pound carrots, coarsely grated
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • pinch of salt

Just the carrot salad, no kitten.

In a small bowl blend together everything except the carrots. Place the carrots in a large bowl and toss together with the dressing.

Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours or up to two days.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura July 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm

This looks so simple and so delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

Rachel July 29, 2013 at 6:06 am

Make sure you invite your cat to dinner.
Enjoy the carrots.

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