Carrots would have to be one of the most loved vegetables of all time!
I know we can’t go without them in our weekly meal plans.
My lovely friend Alisha from Naughty Naturopath Mum was talking about how great carrot is for you if you have high estrogen. Well, I found out last month that this is one of my health issues at the moment, so I have been getting stuck into the carrots!
I came up with this yummy salad to entice me to eat more carrot. Based on the principles of the thermomix ‘chopped’ salads, I just threw in what I had on hand and was so pleased with the result. Even the kids thought it was yummy.
The beauty of these salads is that they are quick and easy to do and you can go crazy and make your own substitutions and experiment with flavours.
What’s so great about carrots?
Carrots are a fabulous source of beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in your body. One carrot gives you more than 200% of your daily requirement.
Carrot and Cashew Salad
Vital Stats: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Paleo
Okay, this is what you need:
3 large organic carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 organic apple, roughly chopped
1/3 cup organic raw cashews
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/8 of an organic red onion
handful of fresh parsley or coriander (or any herb you have)
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
pink salt and pepper to taste
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Thermomix: Throw everything into the thermy. Whizz on speed 5 for about 5 seconds or until it’s the size you want.
Old-school: Throw everything into your food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
This salad will last for a couple of days in the fridge if you don’t eat it straight away. It’s nice rolled up in lettuce leaves!
Want more carrot recipes? Try these.
What’s your favourite way to eat carrots?