Long time no see! I’ve been neglecting my blog a little lately as I’ve really been putting all of the energy into my YouTube channel and I’m trying not to burn myself out like I tend to do, so I’m taking it slowly and one step at a time. However, I really wanted to share a simple recipe with you today. I made this carrot and ginger salad the other night and I was so impressed. It was a complete improvisation as I literally just threw some things in that I thought would go together and the salad came out so good!
I love raw carrots because they’re great at balancing hormones. If you have estrogen dominance, carrots can help usher excess estrogen out. Carrots are also quite high in calcium, which is also a welcome thing for someone who is dairy free (I’m trying it once again, for the 4th time).
I usually just snack on raw carrot sticks, but it can be boring at times, no matter how juicy these carrots are, so I set out on a mission to create a great raw carrot salad recipe that would be much more interesting and delicious than just plain carrot sticks.
This is it! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe!
Oriental Hormone-Balancing Carrot and Ginger Salad Ingredients:
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 4 medium radishes, grated
- a handful of arugula
- 1 large clove of garlic, minced
- a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
- a handful of peanuts, toasted on a pan until golden
- a small piece of ginger, peeled and grated (around 1/2 tsp)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- a dash of sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
How To Make It:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Let it stand for 15-30 minutes to soften and for all the tastes to mingle together.
We ate this carrot and ginger salad with a lovely courgette omelet and they went so nicely together!