Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Curried Carrot Salad at Maine Food & Lifestyle

When it's cold and wet, all I want are warming starches. Mashed potatoes, risotto, grits with margarine—no wonder I start to feel like a washed-out blob this time of year. While light, healthy raw vegetables are usually the furthest thing from my mind, I try to remind myself to eat them at least a few times a week. I received lots of carrots in my holiday CSA share, so I worked up this curried carrot salad with apple cider vinaigrette. Even though the carrots are raw, the curry, pepper, and cinnamon give the salad warmth. It's great for lunch with cooked quinoa and fruit. Go check out the recipe at Maine Food & Lifestyle.

7 comments:

  1. Nice! Love that you put it in a tiffin!!
    xo
    Eco Mama

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  2. I know just what you mean. I stop wanting raw fruits and veggies, and have to remind myself to have a salad or apple.

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  3. That looks so yummy! What a nice way to get raw veggies in a comforting way. :) i'm definitely looking up that recipe.

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  4. Usually seeing the words "carrot" and "salad" in close proximity makes me wince, but this... this looks fantastic.

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  5. It's funny that we don't crave fresh veggies right when they are out of season! I'm like, lettuce, meh. Good thing, because it all just was killed by the frost! And, yes, I did buy cannoli forms just for that challenge. There were 2 sets at LaRoux Kitchens, one was $3.99 and one was $13.99. Hmm.... :)

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  6. I see that we've been thinking along the same lines! I'll have to check out this recipe, it sounds perfectly healthy and flavorful. :)

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  7. That looks and sound so delicious! I love all the ingredients you used, thanks for the link to the recipe!

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