Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Colorful ribbon salad

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
1 zucchini
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
1 lemon

Wash 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.



  1. That's it! You're buying me a new laptop! This one's ruined from all the drool you caused!

  2. Colorful & vibrant, fresh & so inviting!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. This looks so wonderfully light and refreshing after all the heavy Thanksgiving food I've eaten! I'll have to give it a try!

  4. OMG those clicks are gorgeous and so is the salad :)
    Love how you prented it in the coconut..

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  5. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  6. very beautiful and hearty salad.. the best things come out of simple combinations.. love the veggies, fruits and the strips and the gorgeous colors!

  7. what a beautiful salad. i love ribbon salads! it makes everything look so elegant! this is my version:
    http://juniakk.blogspot.com/2011/08/raw-shaved-veggie-salad.html :)

  8. This is so stunning! Basically all of these ingredients I already eat in some form or fashion, but I am sure they would be just as tasty all together-the flavors do compliment each other. Well done, glad I popped in after seeing your nice comment! Have a great weekend.

  9. Such a beautiful salad. Colorful, refreshing and inviting. Lovely!

  10. innovative combination looks wonderful

  11. Gorgeous salad with a very creative use of carrots. I love the different hues of orange and yellow - they really brighten up the dish.

  12. Beautiful salad with beautiful pictures. :)

  13. Love the colors and the idea of serving the salad inside a tender coconut half. Must try this soon!

  14. wow..stunning cliks...excellent photography..hats off dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  15. Thanks for the comment on my blog...My first time here, your pictures are beautiful...Will go back to reading the rest of your posts

  16. The plate looks really beautiful. I've never tried this type of carrots before.

  17. So pretty and delicious looking!



  18. Beautifully colorful and crisp! Perfect for our summer weather here.