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Spiced Salad: zucchini and carrot nutrition power pack

August 2, 2019
Spiced Salad: zucchini and carrot nutrition power pack

The salad: Starring Zucchini and Carrot

Today’s quick fix – “Salad” with a little bit of this and a little bit of that – inspired to include rainbow chart influenced vegetable intake per day.

The rainbow chart is inspired via Calm App Masterclass – By Dr. Rangan Chatterjee from “The 4 Pillars of Health Food”

  • Five different vegetables of various colors a day; listing some of the benefits below:
    • To helps increase the fiber intake
    • To help regulate the immune system and reduce the inflammation
    • Get access to various minerals and vitamins like Phytonutrients, beta-carotene for vision, polyphenols for brain health
Zucchini and Carrot

Zucchini and Carrot



Grated Zucchini

Grated Zucchini

Grated Carrot

Grated Carrot


  • Grater
  • Pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients: 1-2 servings

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3-4 walnuts halves
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • One medium carrot
  • One medium zucchini
  • One Green Chili split or Jalapeno (Optional)
  • Cilantro to garnish (Optional)


  • Heat the oil in the pan and add cumin and sesame seeds.
  • Roast to a golden brown color.
  • Add the turmeric, cinnamon, garam masala, red chili powder, and walnuts halves to the oil.
  • Add the grated zucchini and carrots and mix well and be sure not to overcook them.
  • Get the pan off the heat to help retain the crunch.
  • Add salt to taste, pinch of sugar, and lemon to brighten the color and the taste.

Learn more about:

Did you know?

  • Zucchini are part of the gourd family and native to Central America and Mexico.

Zucchini and Carrot Salad

Zucchini and Carrot Salad

The nutrition-packed bite

The nutrition-packed bite

Dress up Zucchini and Carrot salad for the Party:

  • Option 1: Serve it as an appetizer.
    • Use the mix on top of nachos or crackers along with crumbled feta.
    • Top the garlic bread with the mix and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Option 2: Change the flavor base and spice it up with Schezwan sauce.
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