Monday, July 27, 2009

Too Hot to Cook


Forecast: a week of 100-degree temperatures. Back when I lived in Texas, I would’ve though nothing of it. But now I am acclimated to the mild temperatures, endless drizzle, and pale skin of the Pacific Northwest. So this kind of forecast puts the fear in me. If anyone’s looking for me, I’ll be in the refrigerator.


Carrot & Garbanzo Bean Salad
Printable Recipe

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated ginger
½ teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and ground
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground
Generous pinch cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces carrots, shredded
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together the lemon juice, ginger, coriander, cumin, cayenne, and oil in a small bowl. Toss together the carrots, garbanzo beans, onion, cilantro, and dressing in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

Serves 4. Healthy and light and refreshing for the summertime. Use sweet, colorful heirloom carrots if you can find them.

7 comments:

squintingeyes said...

It's too hot to cook today in Vancouver. So, I look for some easy and simple recipe like this. Thanks for sharing:)

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veron said...

That temperature would put me in the refrigerator too. Nothing like a beautiful salad to quench the heat!

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

105 degrees today! I'm moving to the freezer...

Janice said...

Wow, that looks good. Can't wait to try it with the French carrots I'm growing. Of course that means I'd have to actually get the carrots into the house. Most of them get eaten in the garden after a quick rinse with the hose! This is definitely on my list to make - sweet carrots, nutty garbanzos, and a spicy dressing - what's not to love?

Diana Bauman said...

Beautiful pictures and the salad looks so good! My favorite legume is garbanzos!

Katie said...

I was just wondering what to do with the carrots that I got from my CSA share this week, and I think that you've answered that question. Thanks for doing the hard work for me :)

Kevin said...

I really like simple cool salads like this. They are really nice on warm summer days when you don;t feel like cooking.

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