Crunchy Carrot Sprout Salad with Tahini Dressing

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The ingredients are very simple & all easily available in any Indian Kitchen. The raisins, tahini and carrots combine together to create an absolutely yummy dish. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and is common in Mediterranean cuisine.



• 3 cups shredded carrots
• 1 cup homegrown vegetable
sprouts (such as alfalfa, clover,
• 2 tablespoon finely chopped
• ¼ cup soaked cashews,
• 3 tablespoons raisins (kishmish)

Tahini Dressing

• 1 cup white sesame seeds or 4
tablespoons homemade tahini
• ½ cup water
• 4 dates, seedless
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon powdered jaggery
• ¼ green chili
• ½ teaspoon rock salt


Prepare vegetable sprouts as explained on this link


First, prepare the tahini.
1. To prepare tahini, add sesame seeds to
a saucepan over medium heat and toast,
stirring constantly until the seeds become
fragrant and very lightly colored (not brown), 3
to 5 minutes. Careful, sesame seeds can burn
2. Once sesame seeds have completely cooled,
add them to a small blender and blend until
a paste forms, about 30 seconds. The tahini
should be extra smooth, not gritty.
3. To prepare the tahini dressing, place 4
tablespoons of this homemade tahini into a
blender, along with water, dates, lemon juice,
jaggery, chili and salt. Blend until smooth.
4. Place the carrots, sprouts, mint, cashews and
raisins to a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Pour
the tahini dressing on top and serve.


  1. Nutrient-Rich: Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from carrots, sprouts, mint, cashews, and raisins.
  2. Fiber Boost: High fiber content aids in digestion and promotes gut health.
  3. Protein Source: Cashews and sprouts provide a good amount of plant-based protein for muscle repair and growth.
  4. Healthy Fats: Cashews and sesame seeds in tahini dressing contribute heart-healthy fats.
  5. Immune Support: Vitamins and minerals in the ingredients strengthen the immune system.
  6. Antioxidant Power: Ingredients like carrots, sprouts, and raisins are rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals.
  7. Blood Sugar Regulation: Low glycemic index ingredients like carrots and sprouts help in regulating blood sugar levels.
  8. Weight Management: Low in calories and high in fiber, this salad aids in weight loss and management.
  9. Energy Boost: Nutrient-dense ingredients provide a sustainable energy boost.
  10. Flavorful Dressing: Tahini dressing adds a creamy and tangy flavor profile while providing additional health benefits.

Nutritional Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 300
  • Carbohydrates: Around 30 grams
  • Fiber: About 7 grams
  • Protein: Roughly 8 grams
  • Fat: Almost 20 grams

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