This is an easy, fast way to prepare carrots. It can be used as a condiment/garnish or as a side salad.
4 or 5 whole carrots
1/2 fresh jalapeno
6 or 7 whole fresh garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cilantro leaves
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons peanut oil or other vegetable oil of your choice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Peel carrots, cut off ends, and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Finely dice the jalapeno. Give the cilantro leaves a rough chop on the cutting board. If your fresh garlic cloves are large, cut them in halves or quarters.
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine completely.
You should store marinated carrots in the refrigerator overnight for the flavors to blend. They can be stored up to 5 days and the flavors get better each day.
I store my marinated carrots in a glass jar with a lid but any container will work.
Serves about 4 people as a side salad.