Ginger, citrus + black sesame carrots w/ edamame
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • salad ingredients:
  • 5-6 carrots (this was a bunch for me), peeled + cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • big handful of cilantro leaves, roughly chopped (mint or thai basil would also be delicious)
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled + chopped
  • ginger citrus dressing:
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt + pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp agave nectar/raw honey
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated finely on a rasp/microplane
  • couple drops of toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/3 cup grapeseed or other neutral-tasting oil (I tend to like vinaigrettes on the more acidic side so I go with less)
  1. Combine the carrot matchsticks, thawed edamame, sesame seeds and chopped cilantro in a large bowl. Season the whole mixture with salt + pepper and toss lightly with your hands. Set aside.
  2. In a small-medium bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, salt + pepper, agave nectar, ginger and sesame oil. Whisk it all together until incorporated. While whisking with one hand, slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil until you have a homogenous and unified dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the carrot + edamame mixture. Toss to combine. Top with the chopped avocado pieces. Garnish the dish with more sesame seeds and cilantro if you like.