yellow carrots with straw berries

At first glance, this may look like a bowl of bananas and strawberries – typical fruity breakfast fare. Upon closer inspection, the yellow disks contain no seeds; they are yellow carrots. Both carrots and strawberries are from local growers in south Florida. It is strawberry season: they are juicy, sweet and soft. Served with the dense crunchy carrots, the strawberries provide contrast in color and texture as well as an integrative salad dressing. 

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serves 2

INgredients

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2 yellow carrots with tops

6-8 strawberries

Process   Remove the tops and ends of the carrots;  scrape any tiny hairs and brown spots from their skin.

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Wash the carrots and the green carrot tops. Wash the strawberries by immersing them in a bowl of water. Slice the carrot into paper-thin disks.

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Chop the carrot tops into tiny pieces and set aside.

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Remove the green tops of the strawberries and then slice them horizontally into thin slices (about one-eighth of an inch wide).

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Arrange each salad in its own bowl by placing about one strawberry slice for every 4 carrot slices,

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until the bowl is ¾ full. Top with the chopped leafy green carrot tops. The tops balance the dish, adding more texture, color and energy. Serve.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014