Carrot Slaw with Basil

Recipe featured at the Cooking for Your Health demonstration, August 25, 2010.
By: Gayle Schmidt, Manager of Public Education at The New York Botanical Garden

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  • 5 medium carrots (from your farmers’ market is best)
  • 12 leaves of basil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave nectar


  1. Thinly slice carrots into disks or thin strips with a mandoline or grater.
  2. Roll together 4-6 leaves of basil at a time and chiffonade them into thin strips.
  3. Add all ingredients to a serving bowl and stir until carrots are coated evenly

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