Thursday, June 03, 2010

Carrot and Mustard Seed Salad


Here's a quick and easy lemon squeezy recipe that I made last night to go with roasted cauliflower and a cucumber raita and some rice. Possibly a perfect mid week nearly warm night supper.

Simply grate 3 decent sized carrots and mix with the juice of half a lemon and some salt and pepper. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a small pan and, when hot, fry a tablespoon of mustard seeds till they start to pop. Tip the hot and popping oil over the carrots, stir, check seasoning and enjoy.

Thoroughly delicious.
Sadly not so great cold next day - a touch bitter.

10 comments:

catty said...

Bron! It was lovely to meet you at FBC on the weekend :) I do love your practical meals because really, most nights it's all about being practical isn't it? I try and throw dinner together in less than 30 mins on weeknights and some of those fancy meals just don't make the cut :)

bron said...

Lovely to meet you too. Great event all round.

In some kind of fantasy life dinner would be extraordinary every night but mostly we need fast and fabulous. Guess it makes the fancy efforts that bit more special :)

Anne's Kitchen said...

Hey Bron,
really fun to meet again after so many years! and glad to see we're both still true foodies! I just joind the London food bloggers group, so we'll hopefully bump into each other at some more events! Oh, and ginger and pepper with rhubarb sounds very intriguing, I have to try that!

bron said...

Anne I suspect once a foodie there is no cure!

Hope we bump into each other again soon

Peanut Butter and Jealous! said...

Sounds fresh and lovely! I think I might add it a bit of cabbage and camouflage it as a new coleslaw at my next bbq!

bron said...

Brilliant idea pb&j - might try that too!

Ms McGarves said...

Hi Bron, Great meeting you this weekend. Cant wait to see what this weeks trip to Borough brings!! You've inspired me to ditch the supermarket for a great farmers we have locally!!(p.s I have a bag of carrots in the fridge and a friend just gave me a container if mustard seeds... guess what I'm going to try tonight!!)

bron said...

My plan is working - I'm converting the world one person at a time!

Really enjoyed meeting you too, great weekend, we should do coffee...

tiina { sparkling ink } said...

The salad looks so delicious, I love mustard seeds. My Italian friend made salad almost like that, and I was smitten. Didn't have a recipe though, so I will definitely test this one. I'm so glad I had chance to meet you in London. I'll be back here soon to see what delicious recipes you have posted again!

bron said...

Tiina it was good to meet you too. So many great people at FBC10.

I love mustard seeds but seriously hate mustard - think it must be the pickling element.

Hope you had a good trip back to Finland.