Spiced Carrot Salad (Greek)

"From Chef on a Shoestring's Greek menu. This sounds heavenly with ground walnuts and mint. Easily scaled down or up. Time does not include one hour sitting time."
 
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Ready In:
12mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Shred the carrots.
  • Combine the carrots, garlic, walnuts, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste in a serving bowl.
  • Cover and let stand for one hour at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
  • Just before serving, toss in the mint and serve.

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Reviews

  1. Jonathan Melendez
    I've never had a salad like this before and so I was really surprised with how delicious is was. The spices all work so well together and allowing it to rest for a bit really made it. It's even better the next day!
     
  2. jennifertess
    Wow! Spectacular!!!! The only thing I changed was more garlic and I used way less oil then called for. I don't like my salads greasy. Other then that, I used my food processor to shred the carrots and did you know you can use your garlic press to grind the walnuts? I can't stop eating this. I hope there's some left for my family for dinner! :) I will be making this all year long!
     
  3. hevs2
    Yuuuuuum!!!
     
  4. iris5555
    Unique flavors and oh so good! Love the spices.
     
  5. lecole54
    Very unusual and a great way to use up the spearmint we've got growing in our garden! I must admit that I like the carrot orange and peanut salad I posted some time back better as a use for shredded carrots, but this is some good!
     
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Tweaks

  1. stephenb2006
    I added a touch of chipotle pepper to give it some heat. Nice easy recipe.
     

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