Sunday, January 28, 2007

Creamy Carrot Slaw

Here's another recipe that I originally found in a BBC Good Food magazine (where it was, if I recall correctly, called Indian Summer Salad, though what's Indian about this, I have no idea), which incidentally is one of my absolute favorite food mags and the only one I currently subscribe to. I don't have any BBC channels (oops, Per informs me that we do indeed get BBC Prime & World) but I really wish I had BBC Food.

Still cold and snowy, but this salad is not too summery. It' s great alongside a steak.

I've spent the day baking, so there'll be plenty of cookie recipes coming later on! With the kittens, we also get a lot more visitors than usually, so I like to keep the freezer well stocked with goodies!

Creamy Carrot Slaw

3 carrots
handful of radishes
1 small zucchini
1/2 red onion
fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (balsamic if you got it)
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1-2 tbsp olive oil

Grate the carrots coarsely, or cut them julienne on a mandolin. (Or by hand, if you're very bored.) Slice the radishes and the zucchini and chop the onion. Mix all the veggies in a bowl, and tear over a few mint leaves if you'd like. Mix the dressing, whisking vigorously to incorporate everything, and toss with the salad.

Recipe in Swedish:
Krämig Morotssallad


Martian77 said...

An indian summer refers to a hot period in early Autumn, rather than a summer that is particularly Indian. Which could help to explain why this salad isn't too summery!

Anne said...

Martian77 - oh, of course! That totally did not occur to me, but I bet that's the right reasoning :) Thank you!!

dagmar said...

Looks great! And everything with dijon is delicious :-)

If you want to watch BBC food you're very welcome to us :-)

Eszter said...

Good Food is absolutely the best and I also would love to watch BBC Food from bed!

Kristen said...

I bet that tastes great!

Jesper said...

That carrot slaw of yours seems yummy. I just got to try to make that...

Anonymous said...

Yes as Martian77 said Indian summer means sensommar in Swedish but I thought that we use indian sommar too sometimes....oh well haven't lived in Sweden for awhile.

Pia K said...

Men Anne då, Indian Summer = Brittsommar...;)

Låter jättegott, allt med morötter ÄR jättegott!

Lex said...

I completely get the BBC Food hysteria ;) My sister gets it, but I don't and it's been bugging hte hell out of me (though I've been watching it alot at her place...) but when I move I might be lucky enough to get it, lets keep our fingers crossed!!!