My daughter especially loves this salad. Because it is so healthy and easy to make, I love making it for her! I also enjoy making this salad because it is my grandmother's recipe. Whenever I prepare it I feel connected to her even though she is thousands of miles away. I have been eating this salad since I am a little girl. It brings back memories of many meals with my large, extended family throughout my childhood. Now, this dish has become part of my own children's childhood and has made its way to many family meals in our own home.
Ingredients (yields 5 small side servings):
*I always double up because this holds well in fridge for up to five days easily*
1 x 1lb bunch of carrots, peeled and sliced into semi-thin rounds
3 x cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp honey
1 tablespoon oil (any will do)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
Boil the carrot slices until tender but not too soft. Once a fork can easily go through the carrot slice, it is ready. Release carrots into colander to cool.
In a small saucepan heat the oil. Add the minced garlic, mix and turn off the heat. Add the juice from the lemon wedge, sugar, honey, cumin and salt. Turn the heat back on to medium, mix the ingredients well. Turn off heat immediately when soft boiling begins. Mix well.
Place the carrots in a bowl. Add the sauce to the carrots. Add the chopped cilantro. Mix well. Place in fridge for a couple of hours for flavors to set. Taste before serving and add additional seasoning as needed.