[ 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.

Author Renate

:: I am Renate :: and I am in love with loads of things in life, beside my partner in crime, I love drinking tea, creating recipes, exploring the world, being green & loving my work as a graphic designer.

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