Spicy Carrot Salad is a vegan/veggie friendly dish. This is a fast and easy to prepare salad that just happens to look very fancy. You don’t have to tell your guest it was done in the microwave.
- 1/2 lb. organic carrots – washed, peeled (optional), and grated
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or garlic to taste)
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
- Red Pepper Flakes
Microwave grated carrots and minced garlic in 1/4 cup water until crisp-tender. Drain; toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes and parsley.
You can steam the carrots and garlic in a double boiler. A strainer inside of a pot works too. Just use a small amount of water.
Tip: Grating raw carrots is easy for some but you can save your strength by steaming the carrots for a few minutes to soften them first.
You can add chick peas for protein. For a less spicy taste use less garlic and swap the pepper flakes for some sesame. Try adding few raisins or nuts.