Spiced Carrot Salad

The flavor and texture combinations in this dish will have you making it often.  It’s a creative lunch but also a secret weapon if you’re bringing a side to a family/friend’s party.  You will be a hero, and people will surely be asking for the recipe.


INGREDIENTS (8 single servings)

8 large carrots

1 small garlic clove, minced

4 tablespoons ground walnuts (optional)

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin

1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3-4 pinches of crushed red pepper

1/3 cup Kosterina EVOO

The juice of 1 lemon


1⁄4 cup shredded of fresh mint



Shred the carrots.  Mix the carrots, garlic, walnuts, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste in a large serving bowl.  Cover the mixture 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.