I often make this simple carrot salad recipe with my meals, it’s so easy, delicious and nutritious. I like my meals looking like a rainbow of colour and with over 100 species of carrots from orange, purple, white, yellow and red, how can you not include this hypercolour vegetable with your meals? Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, a compound that is naturally converted to vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is important for vision, vital for regulating genes, maintaining healthy skin, supporting the immune system and producing red blood cells. Carrots are also sweet and make a great snack for children and adults instead of sugary treats. Make sure you know where your carrots come from, as the taste and nutritional value gets lost when you buy cheap, quick grow, mass produced carrots from the supermarket (do you not like carrots because you get them from the supermarket and they seem watery and tasteless?). If you are going to get them from the supermarket choose organic carrots, they will taste better and be better for you! I like to get mine from local farmer’s markets, but be prepared to see how a carrot should look (short, small, tall, bumpy and odd) because they haven’t been engineered to look perfect and tasteless.
Sesame oil/seeds are another favourite food I like to include in my cooking, as not only is it one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, but its loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and calcium. The Egyptians listed it in the scrolls of the Ebers as a favoured medicine, women in ancient Babylon ate a mixture of honey and sesame seeds (havla still popular today) for youth and beauty, and Roman soldiers ate a mixture of it for strength and energy. All those ancients had the right idea and knew how to up their vitamin E intake! So when combining a mix of sesame, carrot and my favorite lemon it’s a powerful delicious antioxidant dish.
A SIMPLE SUPERFOOD CARROT SALAD RECIPE
- x2 carrots
- x1/2 juice of lemon
- dash of sesame oil
- sprinkle of seed mix
- a dollop of positive intention
Slice carrot thinly or grate, add the juice of a half a lemon and dash of sesame oil. Mix together, sprinkle on top some seeds (I like a mixture of black and white sesame seeds with dried seaweed flakes). Finally don’t forget to add a dollop of positive intention. This goes together great with most dishes and in salads.