Best of all, in my opinion, this easy make-ahead dish should be served at room temperature freeing up your stove, oven and refrigerator for the rest of the traditional feast. Well, actually, best of all is the carrots are absolutely delicious. Enjoy!
Carrots & Avocado with Cumin
2 lbs carrots
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 ripe large avocado, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Cut carrots into 3-inch long pieces, then cut into 1/2 pieces in diameter.
Add carrots and 1/2 cup water to medium sized saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and cover. Cook until carrots are crisp-tender (7-8 minutes). Pour into strainer to drain off all the liquid. Set aside.
Add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin and pepper flakes to a large bowl. Whisk together until combined. Stir in warm carrots ensuring they are well coated. Allow to come to room temperature. (can be made 1 hour ahead).
When ready to serve, stir in avocado and cilantro. Season to taste and serve immediately.
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