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Heap this sweet and tangy tangle of carrot salad next to a lucky piece of grilled meat or fish.

By now, you know to head to Brooklyn for an excellent cocktail in a trendy setting crafted by a bartender who is not a bartender, but in fact a mixologist. Food writer and author Barbara Scott-Goodman sourced a delicious collection of some of the borough’s best bar snacks so you can replicate the best of Brooklyn in your home bar and kitchen.

Beautiful rainbow carrots have recently been showing up at farmers’ markets, and chef Martinez uses them in this bountiful and refreshing salad — a tangle of vibrant yellow, orange, and purple carrots drizzled with tangy orange vinaigrette and tossed with hunks of sheep’s milk cheese, pickled raisins, capers, piquant chilies, and sunflower sprouts; it’s all topped with fresh herbs and toasted sunflower seeds.

Note: Orange vinegar can be purchased online at Or you can substitute 1/4 cup fresh orange juice plus 1 teaspoon white vinegar.

Reprinted with permission from Brooklyn Bar Bites