Marinated Carrots (Zanahorías Aliñadas)
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Serves: 4
  • 6-7 large carrots
  • 2-4 garlic cloves (I suggest you try the recipe with less garlic the first time)
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t smoked Spanish paprika (hot or sweet)
  • ⅓ c of apple cider vinegar (or substitute another mild vinegar)
  • Salt to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  1. Bring about a half gallon of water to a boil with a spoonful of salt.
  2. Wash and peel the carrots, then add to the boiling water
  3. Boil the carrots until they are just tender-- do not overcook! Then drain them and cover in cold water to let them cool.
  4. Mash the garlic and spices in a mortar and pestle until you have a paste.
  5. When the carrots have cooled, cut them into large round slices and put them into your serving bowl.
  6. Add the garlic paste to the carrots and stir and then add equal parts of vinegar and water until the carrots are covered with liquid.
  7. Cover the carrots and allow them to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours in the fridge.
  8. Spoon the out of the liquid with a slotted spoon and serve with high quality olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Recipe by An Insider's Spain Travel Blog & Spain Food Blog! at