Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spicy Shredded Carrot Salad

Recipe for 4

4 cups freshly shredded carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (You may add a little more if you want it more spicy)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


Preparer the vegetable: carrots, mint and cilantro and place all together into a salad bowl.
In a small bowl combine together the lime juice and Tabasco sauce. Add and whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and mix a bit more.
Add dressing in to the salad bowl with the vegetables. Give it a good toss to coat the vegetables with the dressing. Check the taste and add if needed a little more salt and pepper.
The trick with this salad is that if you can resist and keep it in the refrigerator overnight it marinates itself and it is tastier.
Serve with crusty bread and ……Enjoy!