Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Recipes: Carrot & Dried Cranberry Salad
I like the idea of a shredded carrot salad, but the thought of ruining the healthiness with mayonnaise is just too much for me. I created a salad that replaces the raisins with the ever popular dried cranberries and replaces the mayonnaise dressing with a vinaigrette. Much better...
2 cups shredded carrots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T honey
3 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 T minced onions or sliced green onions
1 tsp orange flower water (optional - it will give a strong flavor, so use sparingly)
salt & pepper
Combine olive oil, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and orange flower water, if using it.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon.
Stir in carrots and cranberries.
Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to 6 hours.