[ Sweet, layered & spicy salad ]
First things first, as you notice I redesigned my blog, I was ready for a change of design, structure and feel of my blog. What do you think?
Personally I am most happy with the way the images are displayed on my pages & posts, they stand out more & invite you to read, cook & share. Feeling hungry already? I am after all a graphic designer and want to design whatever I can in life. Okay, enough about my new design, let’s move on to my new recipe.
I love carrots, but eating them just as a salad seemed a bit boring to me, until I ate a carrot salad in Stockholm where they combined carrot and coconut.
This combination inspired me to make another carrot salad straight away, but in my head, what is a carrot without a spicy twist. So in this salad you’ll find sweet, sour, spicy & savoury elements together they form a perfect mix.
Curious well check out the ingredients & go for it. It’s amazing to eat during these summer days where it’s always nice to eat a fresh salad.
P.S. If you want more lemon flavour you can use the zest of the lemon.
Spicy carrot Salad
- 75 gr of raisins
- 225 gr of carrot ( 2 carrots )
- 1 red chili pepper
- a handful of fresh coriander
- 15 gram grated coconut
- 40 gr of sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- salt & pepper
Soak the raisins in some hot water for 1 hour. Grate the carrots. Seed the chili pepper and chop the chili finely. (If you want more spiciness chop the chili with the seeds.) Chop the coriander leaves and stems. In a bowl add the carrots, chili pepper, coconut, olive oil and lemon juice.
In a small pan, add the sunflower seeds and bake them without oil on low heat, until they start to release their scent. Leave to cool for a bit before adding it to the carrot mixture. Drain you raisins and add to the salad. Mix together and add some salt & pepper according to your personal taste.
P.S. For the carrots I used my Lurch Spirali slicer, I love this machine & it makes veggies look even more amazing. It also works great for zucchini pasta.