Day 141: Golden Carrots ♥

Golden Carrots, a simple carrot salad, just grated carrots tossed with orange, cilantro and Moroccan spices. Vegan. Gluten-Free. For Weight Watchers, #PP2.
graphic button small size size 10 Today's simple carrot salad, just grated carrots tossed with orange, cilantro and Moroccan spices. Gluten-free and Weight Watchers friendly. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". graphic button small size size 10

~recipe & photo updated & reposted 2015~
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2005: Five minutes flat. Ingredients easily kept on hand. Kid friendly. Can't beat that combination! While tonight there was no forgoing the convenience of pre-grated carrots from the grocery store, to my taste the new "carrot convenience product" carrots were cut too thick, closer to a julienne cut. Plus, they were dry. Another time, I'd pull out the food processor or a standing grater to grate whole carrots: I suspect fresh-cut surfaces will better absorb the fruit juices too.

Veggies for Kids
KID #1, an 8-year old finicky eater: "It's good. I like the oranges best. The cinnamon tastes really good."

KID #2, a five and 9/10-year old adventurous eater: "Hey! This is crunchy! What's the green stuff?"

2015: I did indeed grate fresh carrots and the salad was definitely a juicy-orange. But I also played with the spices, adding a Moroccan combination of cumin and cinnamon, also a little salt to brighten it all. Twas good!


Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Serves 4

1 pound carrots, peeled and grated
2 oranges, zest and juice
2 tangerines, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients.

graphic button small size size 10 WHO KNEW? You can grate two and sometimes even three carrots at once on a standing cheese grater. It does save a little time, this works for all but the last couple of inches. You could also use the food processor or a mandoline to grate the carrots.

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