Warm afternoons beg for a simple, cool snack. And versatility is the flavor of the week! I like foods that can be
"mixed and matched", so I can make one thing and not get bored seeing it in my lunchbox five days a week. This post is vaguely reminiscent of one of those 'New Uses for Old Things' articles in Real Simple. Usually along the lines of... Do the dishes honey 'coz I want to "store art supplies in a dish rack"!! Lets drink that wine up so we can organize our magazines!

Heres what I did:
1. Followed
Raspberry Eggplant's recipe. Simmered a third cup of rice vinegar, a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt.
2. Allow the mixture to cool.
3. In the meantime, chop 3-4 carrots into ribbons.
4. Mix the vinegar mixture with the carrots and chill for a couple hours.

The verdict:
Works nicely as a cool snack. Is also good with cottage cheese or orange sections. Has also been used to jazz up a spinach salad. Is a very good side with a spicy burger. Of course, you can always go the whole hog and make the

This one goes to Michelle for
Snackshots - Salad. Amazingly enough, carrots also lend themselves to face masks! Who knew! DIY, no less! I couldn't help thinking of Diva who is organizing Beauty and the Feast! This round-up promises to be super-fun!


Asha said...

You can add Zucchini ribbons too, great for snacking or even light Summer lunch!:)

Celine said...

I had no idea you could use carrots for face masks! I don't think I'd resist munching on them, though.

Lore said...

This would make a healthy snack and a great change from my nuts-nuts-nuts snacks :).

Mallika said...

Great idea for summer salad. That blog you've linked is lovely. Oh and I just tagged you to do a meme.

Nupur said...

That picture is sublime and so is the dish.

evolvingtastes said...

Lovely, that looks like my kinda snack. Will try this out soon. :-)

Mythili said...

Awesome side dish! I love the way carrot looks in that dish.

Michelle said...

Very interesting idea to pickle carrots. I wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks for participating in SnackShots. See you at the roundup!

ServesYouRight said...

Asha - I lurv zucchini ribbons - so pretty!

Celine - We live in a strange world, there are people who put oatmeal and peaches and all sorts of things on their faces!

Lore - I hear you! Go for it :-)

Mallika - Thanks SO much! Instantly paralyzed at the meme!!

Nupur - Thank you!

ET - Can't go wrong with this one!

Mythili - thank you!

Michelle - Thank you for hostin!