After days of eating the same green salad, I thought I should get a bit more inventive. I adore raw carrots - the texture and the taste - they are packed full of fibre and antioxidants but contain few kJ (like most veg). This is exactly what I need after a bit of excessive eating over Christmas. The salad takes five minutes to make and is a good addition to a mezze plate alongside hummus, falafel and pita bread.
Serves 4 as a side dish
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 1 green apple, grated
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp of dry fried caraway seeds
- 1 tbsp of chopped mint
- 1 tbsp of chopped parlsey
- 1 tsp of chilli flakes
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice with a pinch of salt and set aside.
Mix together all other ingredients and season. When ready to serve, toss the salad with the olive oil and lemon juice.