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Carrot Ribbons With Lime Dressing and Poppy and Sesame Seeds: Healthy and Light Recipe

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Raw carrots are a fabulous healthy snack, and they can also be turned into fresh, satisfying and very tasty dishes with a presentation something different. If you normally find them too hard or fibrous, in this recipe in the form of ribbons we achieve a softer texture without losing the crunchy point.

Inspired by the traditional Argentine sweet or glazed carrots, this recipe is our version of the one presented by the Milk Street portal, which cooks the season lightly to enhance the flavor, doing the same with the vegetable itself that is sautéed very lightly and thus obtain that more tender bite, giving it an appearance similar to the pasta.

The ideal is to use long, straight and thick carrots, to be able to remove the greatest number of strips or ribbons with a Y peeler; You can also use a mandolin if you are skilled. Save the harder trunks or inner cores to make a stew, stew, vegetable cream, or broth.

Carrot Ribbons With Lime Dressing and Poppy and Sesame Seeds: Healthy and Light Recipe.


For 4 people.

  • Large, straight carrots, peeled- 5.
  • Lime juice- 200 ml.
  • Lemon juice- 50 ml.
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 150 ml.
  • Peeled and crushed garlic cloves- 2.
  • star anise or 1 clove- 2.
  • Honey or vegetable syrup- 5 ml.
  • Poppy seeds 2-3 tablespoons.
  • Sesame seeds 1-2 tablespoons.
  • Fresh perejil or cilantro.
  • Shall.

How to make Carrot Ribbons With Lime Dressing and Poppy and Sesame Seeds?

Difficulty: Easy

  • Total time: 15 m.
  • Elaboration: 10 m.
  • Cooking: 5 m.
  • Repose: 15 m.

Remove the ribbons from the peeled carrots with the Y-peeler, leaving the harder inner trunks for another recipe. Place in a strainer, add a little salt and stir.

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In a frying pan or saucepan, mix the juices, olive oil, star anise or cloves, crushed garlic and honey. Heat gently without letting it boil for five minutes. Add the carrots and stir well to coat everything.

Cook for five more minutes, stirring gently, and remove to a platter. Mix with the seeds to taste and plenty of chopped washed parsley or cilantro. Wait a couple of minutes before serving.

What to serve with carrot ribbons?

These carrot ribbons can be served as first course of any menu, a very light but filling dinner or garnish of any protein, such as grilled chicken breasts or baked fish. It can also be made into a more complete lunch with one or two poached eggs, sautéed chickpeas, or tofu cubes.

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