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?
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.
RECIPE: World’s Best Carrot Raisin Salad
- 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
Grate carrots, use fine grater
Add raisins and currants
Mix olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper
Pour dressing over carrots and raisins
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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This sounds awesome! My favorite version usually has pineapple in it as well.
YUM! I will be trying this. I hate to grate carrots, but it’s usually worth it– normally I hold out for carrot cake, but this salad could be the healthy recipe of my summer.
That looks like a delicous use of carrots. I just might try that– I have a horrible habit of buying carrots in bulk at Costco, then not wanting to eat them.
Hello my friend!
This is indeed a fabulously looking raisin & grated carrot salad! Looks so tasty too!
MMMMM,…many greets from sunny Brussels!
This sounds great. I’m gonna try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your blog.
Love this salad! And so easy. I plan to make this all summer while I’m without a kitchen to serve alongside whatever comes off our grill. Thanks, Tom.
This is also delicious with lots of chopped parsley and\or cilantro in it.
Great tip Sarah, thanks!
Can you use lemon instead?
Lemon juice is just fine. A little different taste, but good nonetheless.
Do you have a recipe for carrot salad with ginger and lemons?