Ribboned Carrot & Beet Asian Salad

by Kiran on April 21, 2015 · 32 comments

in Salads

Hello friends!!!

Stepping away from technology is a revelation, every single time. Not only I was away from blogging, but all social media accounts. And it has been glorious!

Its essential to go offline every now and then. This “noise” that is pretty essential in my life, but a break is always necessary. Not feeling a tinge of guilt and you shouldn’t too. But thank you so much f0r sticking around 🙂

Ribboned Carrot & Beet Asian Salad | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Many of you wrote emails, left comments on various social media accounts, worried about the sudden absence. And I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to write to me. I apologize for my sudden disappearance. Next time, I’ll take effort to at least make an announcement and not just disappear 😉

Ribboned Carrot & Beet Asian Salad | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Back to good food! We disappeared from blogging scene, but have been indulging with nothing short of deliciousness. Spring has sprung a whole array of beautiful foods.

So the only best way to enjoy spring is with fresh and colorful salads. The only way.

Ribboned Carrot & Beet Asian Salad | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Serves 4


  • 4 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 large beets, shredded
  • 1/3 cup edamame
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves

optional: citrus slices

Sesame Ginger Citrus Dressing:

  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Stir dressing ingredients into a small bowl.
  3. Toss salad with dressing just before serving.


Ribboned Carrot & Beet Asian Salad | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
We want to encourage every one of you to take an online cleanse as often as possible. It’s a guaranteed refreshing revelation! Make as much time as possible for the family. Cook, eat, laugh and play 🙂

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1 Shibi@FlavzCorner April 21, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Loved the multicolored carrots!! I was there in the sunshine state a week ago for the spring vacation. It was really fun. I too played around with beets and carrots over the weekend for a recipe. Will be posting it soon.


2 Kiran May 5, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Shibi — oh, I hope you had a fun spring vacay. Sunshine state is the best place to unwind, really.

Can’t wait to read about your recipe. Already sounds delicious!


3 Rosa April 21, 2015 at 3:56 PM

A colourful, fresh and mouthwatering salad. Really tempting!




4 Kiran May 5, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Rosa — thanks dear 🙂


5 dixya | food, pleasure, and health April 21, 2015 at 5:27 PM

so nice to have you back. i bet you had a wonderful time..ever since i got back from Nepal, i havent been blogging much either, its nice to get that break.
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6 Kiran May 5, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Dixya — thanks love. it was more of a personal break than vacay, really. But sometimes, life priorities precedes over blogging. Keeping everyone in Nepal in our thoughts and prayers during these trying times.


7 Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite April 21, 2015 at 8:17 PM

You so right Kiran, it is important to take a break from all that “noise”, but also nice to see you back with this glorious and vibrant salad 🙂
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8 Kiran May 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Thanks Judit + Corina 🙂


9 Michelle April 21, 2015 at 11:53 PM

It look very attractive, colourful and appetizing. I will do it at this weekend.
Many thanks.
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10 Kiran May 5, 2015 at 10:58 PM

Michelle — thank you so much and hope you enjoyed this salad 🙂


11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 22, 2015 at 1:46 AM

Welcome back! 🙂 This is such a pretty salad, I love the vibrant colors – sunshine!
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12 Kiran May 6, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Laura — thanks love 🙂


13 Lizzie April 22, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Vacation from the digital world is really beneficial to our sanity and overall health. Really delicious-looking salad you got there!


14 Kiran May 11, 2015 at 1:48 AM

Thanks Lizzie! Totally agree in regards to our sanity 😉


15 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 22, 2015 at 2:21 PM

I love those colourful carrots! So fresh, beautiful and not to mention it’s delicious!
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16 Kiran May 11, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Thanks Angie 🙂


17 cquek April 23, 2015 at 8:20 AM

interesting.. i love to have it for lunch.


18 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM

thanks! and you can have it anytime of the day. really 😀


19 Sophie April 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

This is so true, my friend! I was disconnected for a while too! xxx
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20 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Sophie — its the best!! I had no deadline and felt freedom after a long time 🙂


21 Sophie April 25, 2015 at 6:56 AM

I loooovvvveeee your tasty special salad too! Yum!
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22 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ April 26, 2015 at 5:30 AM

Fantastic bright salad, the glorification of carrot!


23 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Daniela — thanks love! I was sidetracked by the colorful carrots 🙂


24 cquek April 28, 2015 at 3:19 AM

what an awesome meal
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25 Nusrat Azim April 28, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Rainbow Carrots + colorful Kiran = A fabulous salad dish that nobody on earth would dare to refuse.
Hope 2015 has been treating you nice & kind. Hugs.
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26 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Thanks dear. Hoping the same for you 🙂 xo


27 Raymund April 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM

What a colorful, delicious and healthy salad that is
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28 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Thanks Raymund 🙂


29 Carol at Wild Goose Mama April 29, 2015 at 7:46 PM

The salad looks delish—-in fact it’s beautiful, but it’s the simple dressing that I KNOW is taste bud treat that has my attention.


30 Kiran May 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Lol, thanks Carol 🙂


31 sherin@kukskitchen May 14, 2015 at 6:58 AM

perfect side to baked fish.


32 Raquel @ My California Roots May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

I love love all your photos for this recipe. So beautiful! And the salad sounds delicious.
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