Saturday, August 6, 2011

VIRTUOUS BUT GOOD!





I promise I haven't had a blow to the head (!!) but I had a yen for some healthy, bright, crunchy food - something that yelled "summer" - a salad obviously, but not a claggy mayonnaise laden one, something much fresher.

Never one to do things by halves, I went the whole hog with this one - not even a smidgen of oil in there, but brim full of flavour - try it - you'll forgive me the virtuousness!!!




Carrot and Coriander Salad

6        organic carrots
2        handfuls of coriander
2        limes juiced


Grate the carrots - you really do need to go with organic ones, they have a much stronger flavour.
Chop the coriander stems very finely and the leaves roughly.
Combine them both, and add the lime juice to taste.
Allow flavours to combine for a half hour or so.
Enjoy.

23 comments:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Ooh, lovely light and full of colour.

LIKE!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Anna keeps beating to comments by about 5 minutes... bloody cheek!...well yes your carrot salad looks heavenly!... perfect and classic combo of flavours... nice work!

Gloria said...

I love carrots salads look delicious! gloria

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I really enjoy carrot salads! I make one that uses shredded carrots, shredded broccoli, raisins, slivered almonds and low-fat or fat-free ranch dressing, it's delicious too. I'll have to give yours a try! Thanks and have a great weekend!

Mary

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

what a lovely and super simple salad

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Bright, simple, and delicious flavors. Carrot salad is such a naturally sweet salad. I usually put Golden Pineapple in mine.

Chele said...

Your forgiven ;0)

Sugar Plum Cupcake said...

i just tried this- it was so refreshing!

Coby said...

'Virtuous' is the word of the moment:) Such a 'happy' looking salad Brownieville Girl:) I feel refreshed just looking at it!

Hester Casey said...

Really liking the sound of this salad. Liking it even more that it is mayo-free.

Jacqueline said...

i have done one just like this but it has a little olive oil and some garlic in it. It is delicious. We can but pretend it is Summer.

Zoe said...

Simple and delicious! Sounds like a great salad!

laurie said...

Perfect for a summer day..looks so fresh and inviting!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

That sounds so simple yet so delicious!

Clare said...

Yum yum. So if I eat a big portion of this then I can have chocolate brownies for pudding, right?

teresa said...

so gorgeous, i'd happily gobble this up!

Nicola said...

That looks so healthy and fresh!

Megan said...

What no chocolate or baking deliciousness? Just kidding! I love it! Delicious fresh and flavorful! - Meg

Choclette said...

Oh yes, I bet that was good and it looks so colourful too.

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is so unique---I love the combo of flavors. You caught me just as my mind was beginning to wander from all the summer goodness over to chocolate and fall desserts. Thanks for guiding me back onto the straight and narrow!

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh my! Sounds so good! AND healthy! Good on you!

Curious Cook said...

Can it get any more simpler? Wow..Love it. Definitely trying! :)

Working london mummy said...

Lovely. My mother makes an Indian version with added cumin and chilli!