Carrots With Ginger And Orange Recipe

Step 1

First make the dressing. Finely grate the zest of 1 orange into a bowl. Add its juice, the honey and lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Peel 1/2 inch or so of ginger and chop it as finely as possible; then crush the small garlic clove. Add both these ingredients to the bowl with a little salt and pepper. Mix well then push 2 sprigs of mint into the liquid.

Step 2

Scrub and scrape the carrots, or peel them if you insist, then grate them coarsely and add to the dressing. Peel the remaining 2 oranges and cut into segments; be ruthless about cutting away all traces of pith and the membrane that divides one segment from the next. Remove pips (seeds) with the tip of a knife and add the oranges to the salad bowl. Mix all the ingredients together gently, then cover the salad and set it aside for 2 hours or a little longer to allow flavours to blend and develop.

Step 3

Close to serving time, remove and discard the tired sprigs of mint, stir in the walnuts and scatter with fresh torn mint leaves.

Source: Philippa Davenport in "Country Living" (British), May 1987. Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb (scant) maincrop carrots
  • 3sm Oranges
  • Fresh ginger root
  • 1sm Garlic clove
  • 1oz Walnut kernals
  • 1sm Bunch of mint
  • 1ts Honey
  • 1ts Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

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