This salad came as a surprise to me. I was not planning for a blog post nor was I thinking about making any salad. It just happened and I am so delighted with the results. It is a busy time of the year for me. Due dates are lurching over my head but I still could not stop myself from making this. During one of my routine visits to the grocery I found these beautiful rainbow carrots. I had to buy those. I had no idea what I was going to do with them.
Then later that evening we were at a friend's place who had pooja in their house and she sent me home with this coconut as prasad. That sparked the idea and I decided to use them together. I kept adding ingredients I had and it become one delicious salad.
4-5 different colored carrots or regular ones
fresh coconut thinly sliced
1 clementine or orange
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
handful of toasted and glazed pecan or walnuts
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
pinch of salt
MethodWash the carrots and zucchini. Pat dry. Use a vegetable peeler to make long ribbons with the carrots and zucchini. Peel a few slices from the coconut and keep aside. Mix all the vegetables and pomegranate in a bowl. Peel the clementine and add the slices, maple syrup, lemon juice and salt. Toss to mix well. Season with black pepper and paprika. Finally top with glazed pecans.