Recently I saw a restaurant menu that offered a carrot sandwich. It included grated carrots, cheese and maple syrup. I was reluctant to try it because I think carrots are very sweet on their own, but it got me thinking about what I might like on a sandwich. This is what I came up with.
- 1/2 cup of grated carrots
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro
- 2 tsp of seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- Cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste
I grated a medium carrot on the second to finest side of a box grater. I chopped a small handful of cilantro, including the stems. I added mayo, rice vinegar, and spices and stirred.
You should use this right away. It does not improve by sitting overnight as water is drawn out of the carrots, making it more watery.
I added some roast pork, but it would be great with turkey, chicken, and even beef. It also works on its own without meat if you want a vegetarian sandwich. I used enough cayenne that it does not work as a salad, it’s grated too finely and is too spicy. It needs the bread to balance the spiciness.