July 12, 2009

Spicy Carrot Sald

This recipe comes from Mark Bittman's The Best Recipes in the World. Slicing or julienning the carrots takes a bit of time (I used a mandoline and julienned the carrots, but it still took some time), but once that's done, the recipe takes hardly any effort at all. The caraway seeds give this a very distinctive flavor.

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced or julienned.
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika (I used smoked)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Harissa or cayenne to taste
  • 12 good-quality black olives, pitted (optional - I used kalamatas)
  • 1/4 lb. feta cheese, crumbled (optional - I used this)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional - I skipped this since I was bringing this to a party where statistically someone wouldn't like cilantro)
  • salt and pepper to taste

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