Saturday, January 7, 2012

African Spiced Carrot Salad

Due to overwheming popular demand (thanks Marian) I have managed to locate the recipe for the carrot salad I made when I was in Juba, South Sudan. Herewith...

Vicki's African Spiced Carrot Salad

14 carrots
1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp each salt, cumin, cinnamon, paprika
pinch cayenne
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

Diagonally cut carrots into 1/2 inch thick slices. In large pot of boiling water, cover and cook carrots until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Chill under cold water, drain.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry shallots and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Stir in salt, cumin, cinnamon, paprika and cayenne pepper: fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots and lemon juice; toss to coat. pour into salad bowl; stir in coriander.

Carrots can be served warm or refrigerated and served cold.

We could not locate any corrander so served without. I am sure it adds a nice touch though.


Donis Casey said...

I'm always looking for a good way to cook carrots,and this looks like a great one.

Marian Allen said...

Thank YOU, Vicki! :)