Tasty Carrot Salad.
You can substitute beets for the carrots and have another tasty salad!
Facts about carrots
The Ancient Greeks called the carrot a philtron, which translates to "love charm." They believed the carrot made both men and women more amorous.
- 6 carrots
- 1 handful cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. harissa*
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pare the carrots and cut into round slices
- Boil the carrots until tender
- Drain. Chop the garlic and cilantro.
- Mix everything together. Add harissa (if desired) and the oil. Squeeze the lemon and add salt and pepper to taste.
|Serving size: serves 4|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How to Make Harissa
Harissa is a condiment that is made up of spicy red peppers, garlic and olive oil. It is a very simple spread that can be used on its own or as a mix-in. It can be time consuming to make so I prefer to buy it. There are many different brands and I don't have a particular one that I use consistently but I recommend that you use a mediterranian brand.
If you want to make it yourself, the following recipe is one that I have had success with!
Instructions for Harissa.
Soak the chili peppers in hot water for 30 minutes.
Drain and remove stems.
Combine peppers, garlic, olive oil and salt in a food processor and blend.
Add in coriander and cumin and blend until it forms a smooth paste.
You can store it in an air tight container for about a month in the fridge and a bit longer in the freezer.
Ingredients for Harissa
- 10-12 dried red chili peppers
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- salt to taste
More facts about carrots:
The carrot soon caught on in England as both a food and a fashion accessory. Ladies would often use carrot tops to decorate their hats.
The settlers at Jamestown in 1607 introduced carrots to North America.
Carrots ranked as the seventh most valuable crop produced in the United States in 2004.