Carrots aren’t just a Thanksgiving side dish. Available all summer long, there are plenty of ways to enjoy them without turning on the oven at all! Like this one that’s super easy, no-cook, and gluten-free!

Carrot “Tabbouleh”

from Cooking Light

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. carrots, trimmed, peeled, and coarsely chopped (2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

Place carrots and cumin seeds in the bowl of a food processor; pulse 3 to 4 times or until coarsely chopped. Add walnuts; pulse 3 times or until coarsely chopped. Place carrot mixture in a bowl. Add parsley and remaining ingredients; stir to combine.

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