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Three Carrots provides vegetarian options at City Market

Three Carrots, located in City Market, will offer up tasty vegetarian options at the Earth Day Indiana Festival. Chef and owner Ian Phillips shares a couple of his signature dishes and talks about the environmental impact of a plant-based diet.



Banh Mi-

Seitan Marinade:

8 oz Traditional Seitan Shredz

1 inch knob of ginger, peeled and chopped.

4 cloves of garlic

1 fresh jalapeño, stemmed and seeded

2 Tbs Sugar

1 lime, juiced

2 C. Warm Vegetable broth

1. Combine all ingredients except broth and Seitan in a blender and purée.

2. Whisk purée into vegetable broth, making certain that the sugar has dissolved.

3. Marinate Seitan in marinade for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.

Pickled Carrots and Daikon

2 carrots, peeled and shredded through a food processor

1 small to medium sized daikon (Japanese radish) peeled and shredded through a food processor

2 C. Hot Water

2/3 C. White Vinegar

2 Tbs Sugar

2 tsp Salt

Combine water, vinegar, sugar and salt. Whisk together until sugar and salt are dissolved completely. Pour over carrots and daikon and let marinate for at least an hour.

Avocado Dressing:

1 Avocado, seeded

1 lime, juiced

2 Tbs Agave

1/2 C. Water

2 C. Just Mayo or egg-free mayonnaise alternative.

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Season to taste.

French Bread


Cucumbers, julienned

Jalapeños, sliced

Marcus Brutus Salad with Seitan

Vegan Caesar Dressing:

1 C. Cashews, soaked in water overnight

1 Lemon, Juiced

1 Tbs Kelp Powder

1 Sheet Nori, toasted

2 C. Just Mayo or egg-free mayonnaise alternative.

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a high-powered blender, blend soaked cashews and water until it’s smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine in blender until it’s smooth.

Homemade Croutons

1/2 Loaf High Quality Bread, diced

1/4 C. Oil

Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 250. Toss diced bread in with oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out evenly onto a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes, checking periodically.

8 oz Garlic and Herb Seitan Shredz

Romaine Lettuce



Roasted Red Peppers


Red Peppers

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