Carrot salad

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 52
  • Protein: 1.05
  • Fats: 1.7
  • Carbohydrates: 7.85

    Today, our review will focus on the very simple and unpretentious but at the same time very tasty dish. We will prepare a carrot salad in a very original interpretation. We hope that you will enjoy it just as we do, especially concerning the benefits of eating it. In addition to the recipe we will talk about the general nutrition features of the products used and a bit of history.

    The history of the dish

    Well, we star with a basic ingredient, that is carrot. It can be called a very common plant throughout the world. It is easy to find it in Africa and America, and even Australia or New Zealand, as well as in Europe. Today we have a fresh carrot salad for you, and, by the way, did you know about the carrot muffin? Historically,  Afghanistan is considered the birthplace of carrots, and you will be surprised to learn that if the carrot was not orange, as it is now, but purple, yellow and even white one.

    At the same time, there is an evidence that it was cultivated in ancient Rome and Greece, where carrot is considered not only delicious food, but powerful drug. But it acquired its original color in the sixteenth century only thanks to the Dutch breeders, which are considered to be the creators of carrot. Later, this vegetable was imported to England, and then spread throughout Europe.

    The benefits of the dish

    But why do we love carrots? What makes it so healthy for everyone? Well, first and foremost, the whole thing is in a unique chemical composition. The presence of almost all vitamins of group B, as well as vitamin D, K, and of course A, and the great combination of minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. One can not also notice the high content of carotene because of which a carrot salad and other dishes are so useful and necessary in our diet. If we talk specifically about the benefits that can be obtained from the carrots, they are: the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, eye diseases, stroke and even diabetes. Moreover, carrot can be useful both raw and cooked or stewed. But mind that dishes with carrots require a little more fat. No matter it is 5 ml cream or a little olive oil.

    However, there're other benefits as well. Today we are preparing a salad of carrots and sour apples which are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, PP and K, and folic acid and many other healthy elements. Moreover, eating apples is goof in case of cardiovascular disease ad helps prevent colon diseases. Furthermore, garlic and homemade mayonnaise made of extra virgin olive oil supplements the list of healthy ingredients here. After all, garlic is one of the few products considered a natural antibiotic. It is able to slow down the processes of decay and decomposition in the human body and to strengthen the immune system, and to be surprisingly useful for the prevention of atherosclerosis and aging. And now, it's time to talk about the preparation of carrot salad with apples.

    Ingredients for the salad:

    • 3-4 carrots
    • 1-2 apples 3 Garlic - 4 cloves
    • Mayonnaise
    • Salt and spices

    How to cook carrot salad with garlic:

    1. To start, prepare all the necessary products;

      Let's start with the preparation of the necessary ingredients for this salad.

    2. Grate carrots;

      Grind carrots on a greater.

    3. Peel an apple and shred it on a grater as well;

      Peel an apple and grind it as well.

    4. Peel the garlic and pass it through the press;

      Using a special press, grind garlic.

    5. Combine carrots, grated apple and garlic in the main bowl;

      Now, put grated carrots, crushed garlic and apples in a bowl.

    6. Refill carrot salad with mayonnaise or yogurt;

      Dress the salad with homemade mayonnaise or yogurt.

    7. You can shape the dish with a special ring or a small salad bowl;

      You may use the forming ring or a salad bowl, as shown in the picture.

    8. Serve the salad immediately and enjoy your meal;

      Serve immediately to the table.

    That’s it, our simple and delicious carrot salad according to our recipe with pictures is ready. That will allow you to cook much easier. And if you have some other options or suggestions for such a salad, we look forward to hearing from you. Always yours, HozOboz!

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