Did you know that eating enough carrots can turn you orange?
Why wasn’t Bugs Bunny orange?
Carrots really can turn you a bit orange. When my sister was little she basically lived off of carrots and cheese. As a result, she had an orange tint to her and was always constipated. TMI?
Today’s #strangebutgood recipe is a carrot salad. No lettuce. Just carrots. It’s really good. Plus it’s winter and we’re all a little pale. Eat this side at every meal and you’ll have a natural self-tanner!
This recipe came about as a sort of accident. I wanted to spiralize something, but it didn’t really go with anything else I was eating. So I made it it’s own menu item.
With Vegas out of town, I wasn’t worried about it tasting too “strange” for her, so I busted out the nutritional yeast to use in the dressing. It turned out not-so-strange tasting! So much so that I re-made it for her to try the next night. (I don’t even think she noticed.)
I loved the parsley in here. It doesn’t compete with the mustard flavor. It just lightens it up and gives the salad some green. Plus it’s good for you! Parsley is rich in vitamins, acts as a natural diuretic, can help control your blood sugar, promotes carbohydrate metabolism, and is an anti-inﬂammatory.
There’s one other particular benefit of parsley I always think about ever since Debbie told me about it. Apparently parsley makes your lady parts… errrr… smell pleasant. You’re welcome.
Need even more parsley in your life? Try these recipes:
- Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
- Tofu Tabbouleh Salad
- Ultimate Detox Salad
- Red Beet and Cabbage Salad with Lentils
- Tabbouleh Pasta with Creamy Herb Dressing
- Pumpkin Tomato Sauce
Spiralized Carrot Salad
- 2 large carrots, spiralized
- 2 T stone ground mustard
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 2 T parsley, finely chopped
- 1-2 tsp water
Spiralize carrots into a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the mustard, nutritional yeast, and parsley. Add water 1/2 tsp at a time, until you reach a dressing-like consistency.
Add dressing to carrots and toss to combine. I used my (freshly washed) hands. It’s just easier.
Serve immediately or store in fridge for up to three days.
Makes 2 servings.
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
Vegas approved the salad, but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t have liked my muffin scramble.
Are you a parsley fan? My mom can’t stand it.
Have you ever eaten so many carrots or sweet potatoes that it turned you orange?