17 July 2008

Carrot & Orange Salad with a Coriander & Brazil Nut Dressing















The title of this post makes this salad sound a lot fancier than it actually is. It is merely a simple side salad that includes some lovely flavours. It would be good bulked out with some salad leaves and sprinkled with feta, but on this occasion I just wanted something simple and fresh. The navel oranges were juicy and so so sweet, gorgeous!

Carrot & Orange Salad with a Coriander & Brazil Nut Dressing

2 oranges, peeled and segmented
2 carrots. peeled and well peeled
1 handful coriander
6 brazil nuts
a glug of olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 green chilli
freshly ground black pepper


Whizz up the coriander, brazil nuts, olive oil, garlic and chilli, then season. Drizzle the dressing over the carrot and orange.


This is my entry for this month's No Croutons Required. If you want to submit a recipe for a soup or salad featuring herbs, then post and submit your entry before midnight on the 20th July. The rules are here.

I hope you join in :)

17 comments:

  1. HOLLER...that's gorgeous...almost wanna make me go veg!

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  2. The colors in that salad are just stunning. And it sounds so fresh and juicy. Love the brazil nut addition!

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  3. That looks really good. A good mozzarella cubed up with it would also be very nice. :-) Thanks for this... if I have brazil nuts I'll add it to the menu tomorrow!

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  4. this looks gorgeous and does sound very fancy but I would turn up my nose at coriander - just can't do it but would happily substitute basil.

    I don't think I will get a NCR entry in this month :-( Time has just got away with me and I can't see myself getting organised enough but will enjoy checking out the roundup

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  5. Holler, what a beautiful, colorful and fresh salad, I love it!

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  7. A very unique dressing for your salad,it looks delicious :)

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  8. Gorgeous entry Holler. Mine is coming! I just have to finish typing it up. It's so humid and hot here, I can barely think. Very busy just now too.

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  9. Thank you Peter, but I don't believe that for a minute :)

    Hi Ricki, The oranges are so good just now, it was great in the salad, if you could call it that!

    Hi Rich, mozzarella is always good :)

    Basil is my favourite Johanna :) Don't worry about the challenge though.

    Hi Patricia, I am loving you even more now that I see you are a calvin and hobbes fan!

    Hi Chris, I will have a look at your site.

    Thanks Usha!

    I would say poor you Lisa, but it is hard to imagine your temperatures at the moment! It is pouring here again and cool :( I do look forward to your entry though :)

    Thanks Val!

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  10. that dressing sounds amazing! i personally think that orange and green is one of the best color combinations to behold, so i find your salad just stunning. :)

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  11. I have all the ingredients but the Brazil nuts in my kitchen. I'll be off to the store tomorrow morning for those!

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  12. I love the idea of the brazil nuts in the dressing; how unusual. Brazil nuts always remind me of Christmas.

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  13. Hi Veggie Mom, try padding it out with some salad leaves if you are having it as a main course and I think it would be good grated finer, for children.

    Hi Julia, no! Don't mention the dreaded Ch Word, not yet!

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  14. Cor. That looks great! Love the colour :-)

    Am aiming to get my entry posted before midnight tonight. I don't work well without a deadline ;-)

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  15. Hi Jen, I won't be posting until I get home from work at 6, so I will check for any late entries then :)

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