Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fresh Carrot Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Blueberries

I love cooking - that much should be obvious.  But there are days when even I can't take it.  Days that are so hot, and so lazy, that I just want a 5-minute meal.  To put a bunch of things in a bowl and be done.

Today was one of those days.  And it also happened to be the day that one of my friends sent me the link to the New York Times Minimalist guide to summer salads.  The list is extensive, with almost any ingredient I could think of, put together with ingredients I might not have thought of right away. 

Number 7 on the list caught my eye immediately.  I had carrots.  I had blueberries.  I love both.  It was a done deal. 

This salad comes together in a matter of minutes, and will be a lovely addition to whatever else you're having for dinner, or great on its own as well.  The crunchy carrots and sunflower seeds balance the berries, and the lemon and pepper bring out the flavors in a refreshing, delicious way.  It's delightful.

Save this one for a hot day when you want something quick, refreshing, and cool.  And enjoy.

Fresh Carrot Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Blueberries (from this list)

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup blueberries
1 - 2 tsp. olive oil
2 - 4 tbsp. lemon juice (to taste)
black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients.  Eat.  Enjoy. 


Claire said...

Hi! I found your blog through gluten-free ratio rally. :) I love all of your recipes, and would love to try one of them one of these days! I just have one quick pointer (not to be rude or criticizing or anything!!), but I think if you changed your photography just a tad bit, it would make your food look much more appetizing. I love the settings for your food, but the pictures are a little to much up-close. I like to see the food as a whole, the way my eyes would see it. Just a tip! ;) Thanks for all your recipes.

Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh that looks soooo good!!! :)

Claire Berman said...

Claire - I'm so glad you found (and are enjoying) my blog! And thanks for the tip about the pictures - I appreciate the feedback. :)

Lactosefreelizzie - Thanks! It was definitely as good as it looks!!

herbal products said...

It has been way to long since I had this treat / snack. A most healthy and worry free indulgence.