Let's talk about salads. I am sure a lot of you started thinking green salad, Caesar salad, yeah, yeah, yeah. It's time to start thinking about salads in a new way. There doesn't always have to be lettuce involved. I like to make salads that are heavier on the vegetables. In our house there are not a lot of fans of cooked or steamed veggies. The plate of raw cut up veggies gets a little tiresome as well. I am always on the look out for new ways to do raw veg.
My mother-in-law was out for a visit a while ago and had a recipe for a carrot mango salad with honey lime dressing in her arsenal. Sounded good on all fronts. When I started taking photos she was excited about her recipe making it on the blog, and here it is!
3 large carrots
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion (about 4)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts (optional)
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons liquid honey (Big D's is local and delicious)
1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
Scrumptious. A great way to get in some vegetables and fruit. We served it with fish, grilled asparagus and new potatoes.
I love how recipes can be shared, traded and collected. Every time I make this I will be reminded of Jane's visit and how it was the catalyst for my in-laws impending move from Edmonton to here, closer to us and our growing family. How awesome is that?
Tiffany McFadden, RD