Carrots are inseparable from Lithuanian cuisine, and there are many variations of their use – we use them to flavour soups, stews, porridges, or bake carrot cake. That’s why we at Magu Space suggest adding carrot salad to your diet enriched with hemp seeds. Carrot salad can enrich our menus all year round and is probably one of the most versatile vegetables. Carrots are rich in carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body – the key to good eyesight. Also carrots contain Vitamins C, D, E, B, calcium, iron and other trace elements help to strengthen the body, immunity and maintain a good metabolism. The addition of hulled hemp seeds to the carrot salad will provide essential omega-3 and -6 acids, which cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained from food. It is the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 acids in hemp seeds that perfectly matches the human body’s requirements.
For the carrot salad you will need:
- 3 larger carrots
- 3-4 v.s. 2 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 2-3 tbsp. 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2-3 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. honey
- Cold-pressed hemp oil
Peel the carrots, grate them with beetroot grater or straws, as you prefer. Add the hulled hemp seeds and dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey, cold-pressed hemp oil, pepper and salt, then pour over the grated carrots and seeds and stir. The salad is ready!
This carrot salad is perfect as a snack with a slice of bread, with steak or poultry dishes, or even to spice up sandwiches!
Benefits of carrot salad with hemp seeds:
Carrots: a nutritious source of fibre, vitamins (especially vitamins A, C and K) and minerals (e.g. potassium and manganese). They can also be a good source of antioxidants and contribute to good eye, skin and immune health.
Cannabis: Is a plant that may have beneficial properties due to its content, including cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD). Although research is still ongoing, cannabidiol has been shown to have the potential to reduce stress and anxiety and to have a positive effect on mood.
To get the most out of carrot salad with cannabis, it is important to choose high quality and healthy products and combine them with a variety of other healthy ingredients to create a balanced and nutritious dish. It is also recommended to pay attention to individual needs and to consult a health professional or nutritionist to make sure that this dish meets your health goals and recommendations.
Best to combine with
Carrot salad with hemp can be eaten as a stand-alone dish or combined with a variety of other foods. Here are some ideas of what you can combine this salad with:
Cereals or cereals: add some cooked cereals or cereals such as oatmeal, barley or wheat for more satiety and fibre.
Protein source: add a fried or boiled piece of chicken or turkey, roasted tofu pieces or boiled eggs to make the dish more nutritious and to provide the protein your body needs.
Fresh vegetables: add finely chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers or any other vegetables you like for more flavour, texture and nutrients.
Healthy fats: add chopped avocado chunks, flaxseeds or nuts (e.g. almonds, hazelnuts or seeds) to make the dish richer and provide healthy fats for the body.
Fresh green leafy vegetables: add fresh parsley, spinach, mint or other green leafy vegetables to make the dish fresher and to get more antioxidants.
It’s all about adapting to your tastes and individual food needs. You can experiment with different ingredients and combinations to find a version that suits your taste.
This salad can also be enriched with your favourite seeds, which will bring out the flavour of the roasted seeds when roasted. Try and discover your favourite salad option!