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Serious Eats: Carrot Salad with Avocado

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Roasted Carrot Salad

- Merrill

Today, I bring you another recipe from Serious Eats, which this past week proved an indispensable resource for Amanda and me as we made our way up the West Coast on our own book tour (one of the highlights: The Crumpet Shop in Seattle). Last week, Amanda extolled the virtues of the cubano mixto, but this time we're going highbrow, with ABC Kitchen's transcendent roasted carrot and avocado salad. We loved the technique of roasting some of the citrus before adding it to the tart-sweet dressing, and the smattering of crunchy sunflower and sesame seeds against a backdrop of sweet, yielding carrot and silky avocado, makes for a textural combination that keeps you coming back for another bite.

Carrot Salad with Avocado

Adapted from Serious Eats by Ed Levine; recipe from ABC Kitchen in New York City

Serves 4

  • 2 pounds small carrots (3 to 4 inches, ½ inch thick), or large carrots quartered and cut into 3-inch segments, peeled (about 4 cups)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 avocado, cut into 12 wedges
  • 2 cups mixed baby sprouts, herbs, and microgreens
  • 4 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

 

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over 2 years ago There'sAlwaysPie

I made this last week - absolutely delicious!

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almost 3 years ago mollysmenu

This recipe is also in a Jaime Oliver cookbook, so I am curious which chef actually created it!

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almost 3 years ago pnavarro

I made this salad this weekend - so delicious! I didn't have creme fraiche, but had some mild goat cheese that I crumbled on top. All the ingredients come together so perfectly. I will definitely make again.

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almost 3 years ago saladpride

gorgeous salad!
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almost 3 years ago denverdawn

I'm thinkin' Thanksgiving (minus the creme fraiche) for the vegans in the crowd!

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almost 3 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

My mistake! I must have pumpkin seeds on the brain...

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almost 3 years ago jenniebgood

This looks fantastic; cream (or "creme"), crunch, carrots, citrus - yum!

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almost 3 years ago ATG117

This is one of my favorite salads and one of the reasons I adore ABC Kitchen. I never realized Seriouseats had the recipe, but boy am I thrilled to now have it in my arsenal. Thanks!

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almost 3 years ago ATG117

This is one of my favorite salads and one of the reasons I adore ABC Kitchen. I never realized Seriouseats had the recipe, but boy am I thrilled to now have it in my arsenal. Thanks!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas." So I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas," so I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago shoopee

Probably because the headnotes describe "the smattering of crunchy pepitas," so I don't think it was all in your head!

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almost 3 years ago Elycooks

Duh. I thought the recipe called for pepitas. What was I thinking?

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almost 3 years ago Elycooks

Beautiful. Avocado in, on, or under anthing always grabs me. I've had a problem with buying pepitas and having them be rancid or turn very quickly. Any thoughts on that?

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almost 3 years ago ethelmarina

AMAZING SALAD!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING...