My Book
A food blog with delicious recipes and stories

Carrot Salad – Healthy, Simple, Delicious

Last time my mother-in-law visited us, she gave me all of her recipe notebooks full of the recipes she has collected over years. It is a special collection and I am going to hand it down to my daughter when she grows up, provided she develops a passion for cooking just like her grandma and … all the modesty aside… like her mom :)

The Carrot Salad I am posting is from one of those notebooks. The salad is packed with nutrition from the carrots, yogurt, garlic, and the rest of the ingredients. Add more yogurt or garlic to your taste. I like to sprinkle my salad with some raisins to give it a slightly chewy feel, but it is optional.

POST NOTE: I Just submitted this recipe to LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow – 2008. Quote from Barbara, who organizes this event: 149 fabulous bloggers made yellow food to show their support for LiveSTRONG Day 2007 . Some chose to share their own cancer experiences and some told stories of their support for their friends or family experiencing cancer.

This recipe is in memory of my beloved and irreplaceable auntie Fatma who lost her battle with breast cancer exactly 10 years ago this year. She is still loved and greatly missed by all of the family.

CARROT SALAD / Yerkoku Salati

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 7-10 minutes
Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

4 medium carrots, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup plain yogurt
3 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 teaspoon golden raisins (optional)
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
parsley sprigs and black olives, to garnish

1. Grate the carrots using the coarse side of a box grater.

2. In a medium non-stick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and fry, stirring frequently, for about 7-10 minutes, or until cooked. Do not overcook: they should be soft but not mushy. I usually prefer them a little undercooked, for a fresher taste. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt and garlic, and mix well. Add carrots, raisins. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

4. Serve chilled, garnished with black olives and parsley.

And as we say in Azerbaijan – Nush Olsun! or Enjoy!

 

Your Comment

Powered by sweet Captcha

25 Comments
  1. It’s always the simple dishes that I enjoy most and I’ll have mine with the raisins please. :))

  2. That’s the kind of carrot salad I love! Simple, but delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Farida, the salad looks delightful…and so easy to assemble too :-)

  4. carrot salad.. wow thats very healthy..

  5. I have always wanted to try a carrot salad! This one looks delicious, and I think I’d go with the raisins, too. Gorgeous photos, too!

  6. That looks delicious and the colors are as vibrant as your personality! Well, I have all the ingredients, and it looks like it’d be a cinch to make. Thanks Farida.

  7. That looks and sounds great! I’ll have to try this. It’s a nice departure from the usual ‘green’ salad. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

  8. Yummy! I love those kind of notebooks. I’m already using my mothers, and recently found my grandmother’s in our country house. Can’t wait to start making her recipes.

  9. Nothing like fresh ingredients – this salad may be simple, but it’s wonderful, too!

  10. I love those old recipes, they are always the best. Tried and true recipes. Your daughter will cherish them when she gets older I’m sure of it.

  11. Lovely healthy salad!

  12. That carrot salad looks good! Nice photos. I would never have though to try adding garlic to it, though I like the sound of it!

  13. Those raisins look suspiciously like black olives! :)

  14. I love it! Fresh & healthy. I’m going to make some tomorrow.

    xoxox Amy

  15. Great share, looks marvelous!

  16. I came to have a look from Vi’s blog…your blog is lovely – well done!
    I’ll be back!
    :-)

    Anna

  17. Pixie, Rosa, Sunita, Anjali, Elle, Marysol, Joy, Marija, Patricia, Chuck, Kevin, Amy:

    Thank you! I am glad you like the recipe. Hope you try it out.

    Divya: Welcome to my blog! Glad you like the recipe.

    Chris: Thank you for stopping by. The raisins are hidden inside the salad:) Those suspiciously looking things are black olives indeed:))

    JJ: Welcome! Hope you try this out.

    Annauk: Thanks for visiting my world and for your nice words! Please be back:)

  18. Farida, you have definitely hit the jackpot there with your MIL’s recipes-note book! I look forward to you sharing some of it with us.

  19. Simple. Fresh. Perfect food!
    Especially is those bright summer days. I like it. :-)

  20. Thats simple and nutritious…must try!

  21. I love the idea of using yogurt instead of mayonaisse in this salad. It’s obviously more traditional and obviously healthier!

  22. nice and healthy salad faridha .

    Just saw your message on my blog, if u want I will try to give other names to those ingredients which u r not familier, for making egg fritters

  23. Cynthia: I will share the recipes with all my readers as I unfold and try them:)

    Zenchef: Thanks! I am glad you like it.

    Sunshinemom: Welcome to my blog! Let me know how you like the salad if you try it.

  24. Thanks so much for supporting LIveSTRONG Wiht A Taste Of Yellow. The carrot salad sounds so healthy.

  25. Hey farida….
    First time to ur blog…. loved it…
    lovely pics, lovely recipe…. adding u to my blog roll…:)

    hey congrats on ur awards u deserve them…:D