My husband just bought me a 20 lb. bag of carrots. That is a lot of carrots.
So, I scoured my memory for several easy recipes to make. I remembered a salad that came up very often on our table when I was a child and was almost always on restaurant tables with anything we would order while eating in Poland.
In Polish, it is called Surowka z Marchewki and means Cold Carrot Salad.
We even had this salad as part of my husband's first meal in Poland while on our honeymoon.
This salad is served cold, is very easy and inexpensive to make, and delicious.
I wouldn't be a Mama if I didn't mention that eating carrots prevents night blindness, are high in Vitamin A and have some Vitamin C, Iron and Calcium in them as well. Also, a diet high in fruits and especially vegetables significantly lowers your chances of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and all sorts of other health disorders and diseases. Eat your vegetables!
Alright, Mama's ballad to carrots is over. On to the recipe...
4-6 Carrots, tops removed, washed and peeled
1 Apple, washed and peeled
Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
1 tablespoon of Sunflower Oil *
Sugar and Salt, to taste
Grate the Carrots and Apple. Mix all ingredients together.
Serve cold. It's that simple.
This dish goes great with pork and is perfect for hot weather.
* In Poland and many European countries, sunflower oil is used as often as "vegetable" (soybean) oil is here in the USA. You can substitute with "vegetable" oil, if you like. I usually buy my sunflower oil in the Polish or European stores since I like to try to avoid soy and corn as much as possible.