Japanese Carrot Leaves Salad with Sesame Dressing

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Carrot Leaves are Edible

In Finland, carrots are sometimes sold with their leaves still attached. I’ve often heard of using the leaves as sprinkles on white rice. But since I don’t eat much white rice, I didn’t buy them. However, I thought I could use it as a normal leaf vegetable, so I bought some.
The carrot leaves have a flavor similar to parsley. I thought they could be also a good substitute for crown daisy because of their slightly bitter taste. I tried them with sesame paste first, and it was a great decision.

If you want to eat the leaves as well, it would be better to check the hardness when buying them at the store. The stems of the well-grown leaves were quite hard and inedible. The ones with soft stems and dark green color were delicious.

Japanese Carrot Leaves Salad with Sesame Dressing

Carrot leaves have a taste similar to parsley or crown daisy. Because they have a slightly bitter taste, they go well with sweet flavored sesame paste.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Keyword Side, Salad
Servings 2 people
INGREDIENTS
  • carrot leaves 50 g
INSTRUCTIONS
NOTES
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If the brown sugar does not dissolve completely, leave it for a while after adding the carrot leaves and mix again.
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