Marinated Carrot Salad with Ginger and Sesame Oil

Posted on August 7th, 2012 in Recipes | No Comments

1 pound carrots, peeled and shredded
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup fresh carrot juice
1 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon fresh ginger juice, squeezed from 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger

Directions

In a medium bowl, toss the shredded carrots with the garlic, vinegar, 1/2 cup of the cilantro and 1/4 cup of the grapeseed oil. Season the carrots with salt and pepper. Let the carrots stand for 15 minutes; drain well.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, boil the carrot juice over moderate heat until it is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Let the reduced carrot juice cool slightly, then transfer to a bowl. Whisk in the mayonnaise, sesame oil, ginger juice and the remaining 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil. Season the carrot dressing generously with salt and pepper.

Add the carrot dressing and the remaining 1/2 cup of cilantro to the carrots and toss the salad well. Transfer to a shallow bowl and serve immediately.

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