We are starting the second week of Blogging Marathon #23, with the theme cooking with carrots. As such carrots are widely used as part of the ingredients in many dishes. Other than the Gajar Ka Halwa, I really couldn’t think of any dish that stars carrot as the single main ingredient. So I had to search through my filed recipes and hopefully I have come up with something interesting.
For the first day, it’s a simple salad with carrots and dates. Though this ended up being sweet in taste, I enjoyed it. Amma refused to taste it saying it’s sweet and Hubby dear naturally couldn’t eat beyond his small serving. This is not for those who prefer spicy salad. In fact this tasted more like a dessert than a salad. But then when some can start their day with sweet breakfast, why not start their meal with this delicious Carrot salad.
The surprising element in this salad is the crunchy crushed roasted peanuts adds to the salad. The honey adds to the carrot sweetness and pepper gives a kick. On the whole this salad surely makes a great filling if you decide you really want to skip a meal.
Carrot and Date Salad
Carrot, grated – 1 cup
Dates – 5 -7 nos
Honey – 2 tsp
Pepper for taste
Roasted Peanuts – handful
How to make the Salad
Wash and grate the carrots. In a bowl, take the carrots, finely chopped dates, mix in the honey and sprinkle the pepper. Toss well and chill until serving.
Just before serving, add in the crushed peanut and mix well.
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Carrot Salad | Carrot and Dates Salad with Peanut