Thursday, September 16, 2010
Back in my college days I made carrot raisin salad all the time. I love the combination together. Today for lunch I created a new version of my former recipe. It ended up being so delicious and easy. And yes, I did eat the whole batch. This recipe is enough for one person or several people as a side dish. It is very filling with 3 carrots, 2 apples & 1/4 cup raisins.
Unlike most vegetables that carry a high source of one vitamin or another, carrots are concentrated with Vitamin A, beta carotene, fiber and numerous other vitamins which work together to solve a number of maladies. Whether you consume them cooked, raw or juiced, carrots will provide your body with its beneficial nutrients. If you want to boost your immune function and stay healthy this winter, eat carrots every day. If you can juice them with some greens you will absorb more of their wonderful health giving nutrients. One thing that is wonderful about carrots~they are so inexpensive to buy. Enjoy carrots in a variety of ways. Be creative!
Carrot Raisin Salad
3 large carrots grated
1 1/2 apples grated (leave peelings on)
1/4-1/2 cup raisin
2 basil leaves (thinly sliced)
Walnuts (chopped for top)
1/2 apple (remove peelings)
1 lemon (Juiced)
1 Tab. raisins
To make dressing put 1/2 apple, juice of one lemon, and raisins in small bender & blend until completely smooth. Pour on top of grated carrots, apples, raisins & thinly sliced basil leaves. Mix well.
Lightly sprinkle on chopped walnuts.