Back to home
in All Recipes, Starters, Salads & Soups

Raw Carrot salad with Ginger & Lime Dressing

  • June 7, 2015
  • By Carly Neave

Raw Carrot Salad

This is one of my most simple and yummiest salads to make! It takes no longer than 5 minutes to put together and can be eaten alone for a light lunch or served as a side dish with some freshly cooked fish. I served it with my Seared Tuna for a filling and protein-rich meal! It’s so delicious and full of crunch and texture, not to mention looks great on a plate because of the colours. The Ginger & Lime dressing has a real freshness and sweet kick to it that bring the salad alive and full of flavour.

Raw Carrot Salad

If you’re BBQ-ing for the summer and want a selection of dishes to put on the table then this is perfect. Summer in Dubai isn’t as enjoyable because of the heat but London is a different story! I may be biased but I don’t think anywhere in the world beats London in the summer (suggestions welcome!). With the fresh air, green grass and overwhelming happiness of every person that the sun is shining, it’s a glorious place to be! It’s one thing that’s very easy to take for granted when you live in the sunshine all year round, (although I must admit I’m sure people at home think all we do here is sunbathe given their shock when we are just as pale as them!) but seeing how happy it makes everyone is such a pleasure!

Big BBQ’s with everyone laughing and eating brings back such great and happy memories and that’s why I was inspired to create a dish for that. I’m getting the summer butterflies and I have a feeling a lot of upcoming recipes are going to be based around that sunny afternoon at home!

Raw Carrot Salad

As well as being super yummy the salad is full of nutritious ingredients and the carrots are served raw which means you preserve the maximum amount of fantastic health benefits! Black sesame seeds are full of something called Sesamin which has been proven to help lower cholesterol and is sold by many health stores as a ‘fat-burning’ supplement. A lot of the time these things are just gimmicks and it’s better to take the natural route but there is proof to the advantages of Sesamin which you can research and decide on yourself. Amongst others, Sesame seeds also contain Vitamin E, Calcium and Zinc which are great for skin and bones so it’s an all-round healthy salad! Hope you enjoy!

Raw Carrot salad with ginger and lime dressing
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 organic carrots
  • 2 spring onions
  • 100g broad beans
  • Handful fresh chopped coriander
  • 2 Tbs Black Sesame Seeds
Dressing
  • 1 Tbs grated and chopped fresh ginger
  • Juice of 2 lime
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • Season with salt and pepper.
Instructions
Make the salad
  1. Peel and slice the carrots into thin sticks and place in a bowl.
  2. Chop the spring onion and coriander and add to the bowl with the sesame seeds.
  3. Cook the broad beans in a pan of boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse with cold water and then remove the skins of the beans one by one by making a small incision and 'popping' out the bean. Add to the salad and mix everything together.
  5. Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve!

 

By Carly Neave, June 7, 2015 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

About Me
Hi, I'm Carly!
A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
Signature
FOLLOW ME
As Seen In
As Seen In
Newsletter
Find me on instagram

@carlyneave