Broccoli and Carrots with Lime Dressing

Recipe from: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, from the Moosewood Collective


2 large carrots (or several smaller carrots), thinly sliced on the diagonal
3 stalks broccoli, heads cut into florets, stalks peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
dash of chile oil, tabasco or other hot pepper sauce


Bring about 2 inches of water to a rapid boil in a covered pot.  When the water boils, add the vegetables, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes until tender but still firm.  While the vegetables cook, mix together all of the remaining ingredients.  Drain the vegetables, plunge them into cold water, drain again, and chill until ready to serve, or serve at room temperature.  Just before serving, toss the vegetables with the dressing.  You could also serve these vegetables over rice noodles tossed lightly with some Mirin, or with fried rice to make more of a meal of it!