Carrot and date salad

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies, Starter | Tags: , , , , |

This recipe packs an irresistible combination of carrot and dates with a lemon dressing. Try this salad as a part of your meal if you are bored of eating only raw veggies or mashed dates to get the necessary fibre to prevent constipation. You can skip the almonds if you are weight conscious.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Serves 4.

2 cups carrots, grated
2 cups lettuce, torn
½ cup dates (khajur), chopped
2 tablespoons toasted almonds, chopped (optional)
To be mixed into a dressing
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoon freshly crushed peppercorns
salt to taste
1. Immerse the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
2. Spread the carrots in the middle of the lettuce leaves and chill.
3. Sprinkle the dates and almonds over the carrots.
4. Just before serving, toss the dressing into the salad.
5. Serve immediately.

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