Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Carrot and Apple Salad

Here is another possible salad for Thanksgiving or any time.  I love the fall colors and think it would go great with the turkey.

½ cup mayonnaise
1 tbs. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. lemon or lime zest
1 tbs. cider vinegar
2 tbs. honey
Pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the dressing
5 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
1 unpeeled Granny Smith apple
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup onion
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Peel and slice your carrots thinly. Slice your unpeeled apple.  Grate your onion.  Chop the walnuts.

Combine mayo, citrus juice, citrus zest, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl.  Add a pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the dressing.  Taste to adjust seasoning.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the carrots, apple, onion, and walnuts. Mix well. Pour the dressing over and mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Variation – Do you like raisins?  Add a ¼ cup of raisins to the salad.  Or chop some celery and add it to the salad for additional color and nutrition.  

It is also gluten free and dairy free.

Hope you have a great day.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours. 

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