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
- Coarsely grate carrots into a large bowl (I know I hate doing this too). Peel and finely chop mango and add to carrots with the green onion, peanuts, raisins and cilantro. Mix gently.
- In a small bowl, whisk together lime zest and juice, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly, until dressing emulsifies.
- Pour dressing over carrot mixture and toss gently. Let rest for 15 minutes and serve. Adapted from here.
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?