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2010 04 27 blog carrot salad This Kitchens Best Carrot Salad Recipe

As far as salads go, my favorites are the ones with little or no lettuce. (Hear me out.) I think I’ve had one too many plates of wild greens dressed with good intentions and Calendula petals. I need more. Give me a warm German potato salad or a wilted spinach swimming in bacon drippings and cider vinegar. Is there any better texture and flavor combo than a Waldorf salad?

2010 04 27 blog carrot shredded This Kitchens Best Carrot Salad Recipe

Another one of my favorite lettuce-lacking salads is all about the carrot. It’s fresh, crunchy, lasts for days and surpringly has no mayonnaise in it. (You read right.)  Plus I get to use my favorite kitchen tool, my vintage WONDER SHREDDER PAT. 1,768,462 to grate the carrots into narrow shoe-string strips. (Caution: watch those fingers.) I usually make a big batch as it makes for a great quick, healthy snack all week.

2010 04 27 carrot salad untossed This Kitchens Best Carrot Salad Recipe

RECIPE: World’s Best Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of carrots
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 small limes
  • 1 T. Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 zante currants
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper

Preparation:  

  1. Grate carrots, use fine grater
  2. Add raisins and currants
  3. Mix olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper
  4. Pour dressing over carrots and raisins
  5. Toss salad
  6. Refrigerate, toss again before serving

Sometimes I add orange zest and chopped candied orange peel or a tablespoon of orange marmalade for an added twist.

There you have it: crunchy carrots, chewy sun-dried fruit, sweet, sour and delicious.

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