Carrots are healthy and delicious. This 400-calorie carrot-cumin salad will change the way you feel about carrots.
Carrots are the main ingredient for this salad, but cumin, parsley, garlic and lemon add a burst of flavor. It features the citric flavor of lemons, offset by the zest of cumin, garlic and crisp-tender carrots boiled to perfection.
This 400-calorie side is perfect to be served with roasted turkey and wild rice. So don’t let it fool you. Carrots can be healthy, delicious and the perfect complement for many meals.
25 g protein/400-calorie meal 40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.) (Divide into 3 servings.)
6 Large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on a diagonal
¼ cup Fresh lemon juice
1 Garlic clove, finely minced
½ tsp Ground cumin
½ tsp Paprika
¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP Extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook carrots until crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse under cold water until cool, and drain well. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika and cinnamon, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisking constantly, slowly add olive oil. Add carrots and cilantro or parsley to dressing, toss to combine.
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