Friday, January 8, 2021

Simple Carrot Salad









I'm one of those people who like raw Carrots much more than cooked Carrots, unless they are made into a soup. The other night, I needed something a little fresh and tart to go with a rich main course so I decided to make a very simple Carrot Salad. It is made with just shredded Carrots, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil along with a bit of Salt and Cumin and a little bit of grated Onion too. It was so good that I made it again the next night!  Even my son gave it the seal of approval, which means a lot as he's to a Salad lover, like me.  So, if you need a fast, easy and delicious fresh Carrot Salad, try this one!

Simple Carrot Salad

4 large Carrots, trimmed, peeled and grated

1 large Lemon, juiced (about 5 Tablespoons)

1/3 cup of Olive OIl

1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/8 teaspoon ground Cumin

1/2 Tablespoon (2 teaspoons) grated Onion

Optional: a pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for at least 15 minutes or longer to marinate,


Five Element Analysis

Carrots, as root vegetables belong to the Earth Element and they are naturally sweet too. The Lemon Juice and Olive Oil add in the Wood Element and the Cumin brings in just a touch of the Metal Element with the Salt contributing some Water.  Only the Fire Element is missing, so you can add some Cayenne Pepper or serve this salad with a main dish that's made up of Fire foods.