Recipe for Spiced Carrot and Pineapple Sambal

By Jenna Holst

This salad is called a sambal throughout Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Africa. Spiced Carrot and Pineapple Sambal can be made up to several hours ahead and chilled.

[Credit: iStockphoto.com/Elecstasy]

Credit: iStockphoto.com/Elecstasy

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Preparation time: 25 to 30 minutes

Spice meter: Mildly to moderately spiced

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Pinch of ground cumin

Pinch of ground cinnamon or freshly grated or ground nutmeg

5 medium carrots, grated, about 2 cups

3/4 cup finely chopped fresh or canned pineapple

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, mint, or parsley

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, coriander, cumin, and cinnamon and stir to mix.

  2. Add the carrots and stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, stir in the cilantro.

Per serving: Calories 59 (From Fat 3); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 311mg; Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 1g.