This is a simple recipe for a very colorful salad using mainly carrots. This salad has great textures, especially when topped with chopped nuts.
This is such a simple, fun and easy recipe for put together…the colors of the rainbow carrots are so “sunny”, and it will make any dinner table look very pretty and “happy”. The flavors of this carrot slaw burst with the tanginess of apple vinegar and the sweetness of the honey. There are many textures, from slightly chewy, crisp to crunch…as you can see and imagine…this rainbow carrot slaw is packed with a lot of pleasant qualities for the taste buds…I sure hope you get to try it…
- Approximately 1 lb of carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 tablespoons apple vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 3 to 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Roasted nuts of your preference (almond, walnut or pecan) or mixed nuts
Combine apple vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. In a large bowl mix the carrots, parsley and cranberries, toss the dressing on it and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper and add more if necessary.
Toss in the nuts just before serving.
If you enjoyed this simple carrot slaw recipe…you might want to check on another very simple recipes…Fennel Salad.
Did you know that bright orange color of carrots is from beta-carotene? Beta-carotene is then metabolized to vitamin A. Carrots are a great source of a variety of antioxidants, therefore eating carrots might benefit your cardiovascular system as well as anti-cancer benefits.