Orange Wednesday: Carrot Spicy Salad

This healthy, simple and delicious carrot salad comes from Farida’s Azerbaijani Cookbook. Oriental cuisine has lots of wonderful recipes and this is one of them. It's great for any kind of diet as there's neither mayonnaise nor any other fat sauce used.

And regarding carrots - this really tasty root vegetable has been found to reduce the risk of cancer. Isn't it a good enough reason to eat more carrots?

Carrot Spicy Salad

Carrot Spicy Salad


4 medium carrots, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup plain yogurt
3 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 teaspoon golden raisins (optional)
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
parsley sprigs and black olives, to garnish

1. Grate the carrots using the coarse side of a box grater.

2. In a medium non-stick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and fry, stirring frequently, for about 7-10 minutes, or until cooked. Do not overcook: they should be soft but not mushy. I usually prefer them a little undercooked, for a fresher taste. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt and garlic, and mix well. Add carrots, raisins. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

4. Serve chilled, garnished with black olives and parsley.

Read Also:

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