Thursday, September 16, 2010

Carrot Raisin Salad


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
Printable Recipe

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)

Dressing:
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.
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6 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie!!

    wow!! looks so good!! really beautiful salad ^_^
    I cant eat carrots a lot.. but I wanna try to eat your salad ;) I think it will be my favorite.
    XOXO

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  2. A neat twist on the classic carrot/raisin salad. I like the way you blend up fruit to use as dressing.

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  3. I have everything to make this! Cant wait to try it out for lunch this week! So simple and healthy! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  4. I remember you telling me you had this in college! I love this idea!

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  5. I love carrot raisin salad and this might just be my new favorite version of it! I think I will make some up to keep in the fridge to eat on this week. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. Thanks for reminding me how much I love apple and lemon together. I created a really fun raw applesauce topping tonight using all the same ingredients. Cheers!

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