The last couple of days in New York, we seemed to have transitioned from winter right into summer. The weather has been gloriously sunny, with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. With April being so fickle, the gorgeous weather is not predicted to last, but while it's here I'm taking full advantage.
Which means long walks in the park in the morning and shorter walks in the afternoon as a work break. And leaving the windows open all day. And putting together simple salads as part of a light lunch.
This carrot and mint salad is one of those easy appetizers I'll make on days like this, to go with some fried rice or noodles. The summer I spent backpacking through Southeast Asia I came across these salads quite a bit at outdoor street markets and restaurants. Whether you're chowing down on hot noodle soups and blistering curries or just eating some grilled chicken skewers, a simple carrot salad is quite the refreshing thing to have on the side.