Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Pepitas

I was looking to make something light, fresh and easy. This certainly fit.  The pepitas were awesome but you could certainly use sunflower seeds if you can't find pepitas.

I love carrots and this was such a good marinade for them.  I've been trying to make healthy side dishes like this. This is especially nice and light for the summer.

What healthy and light side dishes do you recommend?

Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Pepitas
Adapted from Good Cheap Eats

4 cups shredded carrots, 1 bag
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the carrots, pepitas and cilantro.  In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, cumin, oregano and pepper.  Whisk in the olive oil.  Toss the dressing with the carrot mixture.  Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.  Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.  Stir before serving. 

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  1. This sounds really good! I don't care for cooked carrots but love them raw in dishes like this. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. You had me at cilantro! Definitely making this for a side dish for my lunches next week. :D

  3. Love light, easy dishes like this. Sounds so tasty definitely will try this as a summer dish :)

  4. mmmm carrots are so delicious! and with cilantro -- yum! thanks for sharing!

  5. Ohhhh boy! These sound so awesome!! Love this idea!

  6. hello Debbi
    Thanks for the carrot salad recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your carrot salad with cilantro and pepitas photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.