This delicious varation on a carrot salad was sent in by Eve’s Little Earthlings. I can’t wait to try it. But watch out! Don’t let those carrots get away! They are rather lively…
¼ cup walnuts
1 tablespoon grated coconut
2 cups grated peeled carrots
1 apple, cored, peeled and grated
½ lemon, juiced and zested
½ cup orange juice
½ cup raisins or currants
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons grated gingerroot
Toast walnuts for a few moments in a frying pan on medium heat and add the coconut towards the end of the toasting. Be careful, coconut burns very quickly.
When I am in a hurry, I skip the toasting!
In a large bowl combine carrot, apple, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice, raisins, salt and ginger
Top with walnuts and coconut and serve, or chill in fridge until the next meal.
And here are a few carrots that escaped being grated today!
I don’t know about you, but over here it’s about high time to lay off the sugar and get the family back on the right track after all the Christmas snacking and unhealthy eating that comes with the season. New Year is coming and with it the resolutions – plans to lose those extra pounds we put on… So if you need a recipe that is both healthy and loved by children try this one:
You need only a few items:
- chopped nuts or almonds
- lemon juice
- apple cider vinegar
- vegetable oil
- pepper and salt
I am not giving any measurements here. Our kids love this salad which is commonly known as a “Rohkostsalat” = in translation raw foods salad – in Germany. They make it on their own by just throwing the above ingredients together as they please…
Of course, the apples and carrots need to be washed, peeled, and grated. But once that is done, it’s just up to the chef to add other things. Throw in a couple of handfuls of chopped nuts. If you love raisins, like we do, put in a few tablespoons of those. Add a bit of lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown and some honey for sweetening.
This salad makes a lovely snack or refreshing side dish for any occasion! Best of all: you can tell the kids to make it on their own! That is, if they are old enough to use a peeler and grating tool!