Friday, June 25, 2010

Crazy for Carrot Salad

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This is a refreshing and easy summer salad.

I usually make a Moroccan style carrot salad w/ cumin, garlic and coriander, but this one is a different animal.

The addition of currants and candied orange peel make this carrot salad special.
Try this instead of a cole slaw at your next picnic. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats.

It is from a nice blog called Tall Clover Farm, this guy is a master gardener and once in a while posts some nice recipes too.

Tom's Carrot Salad (adapted from Tall Clover Farm)
(makes a lot)

2 pounds of carrots
2 T. olive oil
2 small limes
1 T. Sugar
1/2 Cup golden raisins
1/2 Cup zante currants
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
orange zest or a tablespoon of candied orange peel (I loved the candied orange peel!)
handful of chopped cilantro (optional)

Grate carrots using a fine grater.
Add raisins and currants.
Mix olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper and pour dressing over carrots and raisins.

Toss salad.
Refrigerate, toss again before serving.



Add some orange zest or candied orange peel for a really nice twist.
Sprinkle with some chopped cilantro.

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

I love carrots, but do get kind of bored eating them. This definitely seems like a much more fun and delicious way to eat them! Pretty too :)

Sues

kat said...

We love carrot salad too & its such a great way to use up carrots when you get a ton in your CSA box

tom | tall clover farm said...

Hi Stacy, thanks for the kind words and shout-out. Yep, I think my eyesight gets better this time of year just from making this salad so much. Love the carrot nubbin' photo! Warm regards, TC

Proud Italian Cook said...

I never think to make a carrot salad, I don't know why, I could use better eyesight, thats for sure!

The Japanese Redneck said...

This might be something I could get the hubby to eat.

Bev said...

This was GREAT!!! Hubby loved it ...and it's just the two of us so I'll be eating it for days!
YUMMY!!!

tasteofbeirut said...

What a brilliant idea for a carrot salad! I love it as I adore carrot salad and this one I have never tried! Thanks and this site is awesome; love their pics of animals too.