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Friday, March 18, 2011

Turkish Carrot Salad

This is one of my daughter's favourite salads.........it's easy fast and healthy. I learned to make this from my Turkish sister/in/law. When we go over seas to visit my husband's family this is on the table quite a few times a week. They have these huge outdoor bazaars brimming with loads and loads of fresh veggies......and most of them are all organic. The carrots there are so sweet and you never have to peel them. It gives out more flavor, not like the supermarket carrots here which taste bland most of the time and you have to peel them especially during the winter months.

This is especially good with grilled meats in the summer but we make this salad all year round living in a four season country.

Turkish Carrot Salad

4 large carrots, shredded [I use a food processor so much faster]
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley


1/4 cup Tbsp. EVOO
2 - 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh dill. minced

In a salad bowl toss the shredded carrots with the chopped parsley...set aside.

I use a mini food processor I put the EVOO, salt and pepper to taste, parsley and mint to combine well.

Then I pour the dressing over my shredded carrots and mix well....and serve. This can be made ahead of time, we have even had it the next day and it tasted fine.

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  1. This looks delicious but I must ask, what is EVOO?

  2. Terra....EVOO is like Rachael Ray said "Extra Virgin Olive Oil".

    Linda.....Thanks for your nice comment, we do love this easy peasy salad.

  3. Hi Irina, this salad looks and sounds delicious. I was going to ask what EVOO means, but I just read it in the previous comment. I love carrots and I am going to try this salad.
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. This looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe...Christine

  5. This looks so nice and refreshing Erica! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds great! ALWAYS looking for great recipes to make some veggies more appealing to my son. He eats some really well, others not so much, raw carrots being a not so much!

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