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Spicy Carrot Salad

An easy carrot salad is served warm or at room temperature. Tossed in an olive oil and red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic, and harissa dressing, this is healthy and quick to make.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Cuisine: : Mediterranean
Course : Sides
Servings : 6
Calories : 154 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $2.75 or $0.45 per serve (includes garnishes)

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 grams (17.65 ounces) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 20 grams (0.7 ounces / ¾ cup) flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 level teaspoon cumin powder level
  • 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed or minced
  • ½ teaspoon harissa powder or to taste
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional Garnish

  • 12 black olives pitted
  • 2 eggs hard-boiled, peeled, and cut into quarters

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium-size saucepan bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the sliced carrots and a little salt to the water and cook until tender.
  • Remove the carrots from the heat and drain. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
  • While the carrots are cooking, place the chopped parsley, cumin, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic into a large bowl. Mix well and season to taste with the harissa and salt and pepper.
  • Add the warm and drained carrots to the salad dressing in the bowl, toss well.
  • You can serve the salad warm or cold, and when ready to serve, transfer the carrot salad to a serving dish and garnish it with olives and sliced hard-boiled eggs.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Carrot Salad
Serving Size
 
1 serving of 6
Amount per Serving
Calories
154
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
55
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
206
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
320
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
14315
IU
286
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
49
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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