Carrot, Peanut, Raisin Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad


  • 500 gm juicy carrots, unpeeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted and coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds

For the dressing

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp date paste
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds, roasted and coarsely crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste


Soak the raisins in water till plump. If in a hurry, soak for a few minutes in warm water. Mix all the ingredients. Good to have this salad chilled. One variation is to julienne the carrots (cut into matchsticks like in chinese cooking), steam and chill them before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

Serves 6