I have never been a fan of cooked carrots. Ever.

Now raw carrots, preferably with a vat of hummus, I’ll gladly take. So I was a little hesitant about this recipe, but for some unknown reason, it just sounded really good. That obsession that I have with curry might have something to do with it.

I love having another way to eat those carrots! For you know, those times when I’m out of hummus. :)

Curried Carrot Salad
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 4 Tbsp light sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add carrots and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Set aside and let cool.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients.
  6. Toss dressing with carrots.
Calories: 76 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 11 Protein: 2

Inspired by Jillian Michaels Making the Cut


18 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    Sounds incredible!! I love the addition of curry :)


  2. Faith @ for the health of it
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Ooh, I’m really excited about this one! I think carrots are pretty bland, so a little zippy kick sounds like just the thing to get me excited about them again!


  3. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    What a great idea for a salad and seriously good pictures! :)


    • Emily
      Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:19 am

      Oh thank you! I had a lot of trouble with the pictures, lighting, etc. I tried to go outside to take them and it was so hot it steamed up my camera!!


  4. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    This looks delicious — but I love cooked carrots. The texture and taste is so good!


  5. Mercedes
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    This sounds delish Em! I have a recipe for cooked carrots with horseradish that I wonder if you would like……


    • Emily
      Jul 18, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

      Probably, I love horseradish!


  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Yum, those sound great! I hear you about most cooked carrots- sort of too sweet and squishy…but if they’re made right (ie, so they still have some crunch) they’re much better. :) I agree about the photos- so pretty!


  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Going to the post office in about 15 minutes :)

    The carrots looks great!


    • Emily
      Jul 18, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

      So excited!


  8. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    I don’t like cooked carrots much either – but I too have an intense love for curry. I have all of these ingredients on hand and was trying to figure out some foods to make for an upcoming road trip. I think I’ll now be bringing some curried carrot salad. :)


  9. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    That sounds DELICIOUS! I LOVE carrots AND curry… so this is like the best of both words. I’m “marking as unread” until I can make this!! Thanks!


  10. Maris(In Good Taste)
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Really very delicious. I too am happy to have a hummus substitute!


  11. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    i love that it’s HOT. then cooled. awesome.


  12. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    I only like carrots raw and with hummus too!


  13. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying this!

    PS I love carrots and hummus too! A classic combo!


  14. Naomi(onefitfoodie)
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    wow that looks so unique! loving the flavors! thank you for the ideas and recipe!


  15. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    Me neither. Cooking carrots just seems to take the fun out of them. :) This I could go for. The sauce sounds great.


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