To blanch carrots, bring salted water to a boil, add the carrots. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then drain and place the carrots in ice water to stop the cooking process.
Spiced Carrot Salad
- 1 lb carrots, cut into circles and blanched. This will be around 4 cups
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 large tomato
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 tbsp Melody's All Purpose Spice Mixture
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Umeboshi vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp Flax Oil
- 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
Blend the dressing ingredients in a blender, then pour over carrot/onion/herb mixture
Let the salad sit for at least an hour before serving.
This salad literally gets better the longer is sits. Several days later, I used the last cup of it in this awesome veggie/tofu stir fry.
Here are links to some more awesome carrot recipes: