Citrus Carrot Salad

A while ago, when Borders book stores were about to close their doors, they were blowing out all of their merchandise. Needless to say, I totally stalked the cookbook section, buying a lot more books than I should probably admit to. Most notably, I picked up a copy of Mark Bittman’s encyclopedic book, How To Cook Everything.

It was only today that I realized that I’ve never actually made a recipe from it. Don’t get me wrong. I read the book (almost) cover to cover. I learned tons and tons from it. I’ve gotten ideas from it. But today I finally took it down to make a recipe.

This is one that intrigued me every time I saw it. I love the combination of carrots, citrus and cumin in this. Whether you’re looking for a great way to incorporate carrot into your Rosh Hashanah menu, or you love carrots and want to make a great salad from them, or you want a really simple salad recipe, this is for you. Personally, I’m intrigued by this dressing. I want to try it on a lettuce salad, I love the flavor combination.

Talk to me people. What’s your favorite cookbook?

Citrus Carrot Salad:

Adapted from Mark Bittman‘s How to Cook Everything


1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and shredded

juice of 2 oranges

juice of 1 lemon

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper to taste

optional: parsley, for garnish


Place the shredded carrots in a bowl, set aside.

Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice and olive oil. Add the cumin, salt and pepper. Pour over the shredded carrots and stir to combine.

Optional: garnish with fresh parsley.


Thanks for reading! Hope you love this salad. Did you enter the Rosh Hashanah giveaway yet? There’s still time, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! -Miriam


  1. Devorah says

    I LOVE your blog! I’m so glad I found it while doing a recipe search recently. I already told my family all about it. Can’t wait to actually try some of the recipes. I esecially love the fact that you do most of your baking parve. Most internet recipes are a guessing game as we try to substitute.

  2. says

    I am a huge Bittman fan. I also have the book and turn to it,all the time, when I need a quick solution for a recipe. He always has the answer. I don’t have a favorite cookbook. I love them all. I like Dorie Greenspan for baking and Nigella for cooking. I use Susie Fishbein for a multitude of recipes.

    I think each cookbook offers something else for us.


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