Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Veggie Tuesday

We have eaten more veggies in the last week, than I have eaten in my whole life. So anytime I come across a new vegetable dish we need to give it a try. As summer comes and the farmers markets open, more and more ideas pop into my head. I can't remember where or when I picked up this recipe, but I do know one mistake I made. The recipe calls for white balsamic. I was not paying attention. By letting this sit in the fridge for a couple of hours the flavors marry together very well. The gingerroot just adds a little sweetness to help tie all of the flavors together.

Cucumber Carrot Salad with Gingerroot

2 small carrots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoon WHITE balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In small bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, ginger, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the cucumber, carrots and parsley. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture and toss. Refrigerate for several hours.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

Adding the gingeroot sounds like a great idea...very tasty!

Mary said...

It's hard to get white balsamic vinegar in this area. I'll have to send for some. This looks delicious.

Joie de vivre said...

Our CSA deliveries start this week so I'm on the lookout for good veggie recipes. This looks great!

Katy ~ said...

What a nice coincidence. I've been looking at a carrot-ginger salad and here you have one. I've never had that combination before and was wondering if it were delicious. I see it here, and now I am convinced to try it.

I think we're thrown off by the white balsamic vinegar as well. My little city doesn't have a lot of "fancy" foods. Could there be another ingredient I could sub do you think?

stephchows said...

There is a little sandwich shop around here that makes amazing ginger carrots! YUM!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Gingerroot and cucumber - serious YUM. Now WHITE balsamic I haven't seen yet. How does the taste and price compare to the dark?

Netts Nook said...

I must be honest I have never heard of white balsamic or used it. I temporarily lost my head when I was making this and just used regular balsamic.

Kristen said...

I've never heard of white balsamic before either. This salad is quite an intreguing blend of flavours

Ginger said...

Lynette Your salad looks so fresh and flavorful. I can't wait until our farmer markets open. I will have to go to Jungle Jims and look for the white balsamic. Thanks for sharing this.

Sara said...

This looks great, I am actually making a cucumber salad tomorrow night! Mine is thai style, but I love the sound of this one too.