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Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad

Salad of any kind is always welcome on our table, peppery arugula, buttery Bibb lettuce, baby spinach or any other greens… But we don’t limit ourselves to green leaves, especially in the winter. Adding nuts, seeds, dried fruits or cheese makes it a little more exciting.

The original recipe for this carrot salad had mayonnaise, since I prefer oil and lemon juice or vinegar type dressings, I changed it a little. The texture and flavour is best when made a few hours in advance, the raisins plump up and the flavours get a chance to meld, though it’ll still be good if eaten as soon as it’s tossed together.

  • 6 carrots
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 green apple, such as Granny Smith, chopped
  • 2 green onions
  • 3-4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted

    Peel and coarsely grate the carrots, toss with the lemon juice, add the raisins and refrigerate for a few hours. Add the chopped apple, green onions and olive oil, season with salt and transfer to a serving bowl and decorate with walnuts.


7 comments to Carrot Salad

  • Patricia

    Dear Megi, this is yet another delicious and healthy recipe. We really enjoy your recipes, they are good for you, easy to make and very versatile, your blog became my new cookbook. I am learning so much! I’ll let my children choose a dessert for this weekend, just for fun, I bet it’ll be a chocolate one.

    Thank you,


  • Her zaman ki gibi çok sağlıklı ve lezzetli bir tarif. Daha önce narlı salatanı deneyip çok beğenmiştim. Bu salatayı ben de yapıyorum ama, kuru üzümle hiç denememiştim. Bana anlattığına göre, çok lezzetli olacağını tahmin ediyorum.
    Ellerine sağlık, sevgili Megi…

  • That looks refreshing & great, Megi! I’ll definitely have to try it!

  • LindenTea

    Thank you Patricia, your comments always make my day. :)

    Asli, tesekkur ederim, kuru uzum havuca cok yakisiyor bu salatada.

    Thank you Susan, let me know if you ever try it.

  • Hi, Megi! We went to Istanbul & Kusadasi on our honeymoon in June 2009, and were lucky enough to have a friend show us around for a day besides seeing tourist attractions. We fell in love with it and plan to go back when we can!

  • LindenTea

    Suzan, I am glad to hear you had a good time in Turkey and enjoyed your visit. June is the perfect time of the year to visit both Istanbul and Kusadasi. :) I was born and raised in Istanbul but have been to Kusadasi, beautiful place!

  • This salad just screams crunch!!! A no-brainer combo of ingredients. Will make this for lunch today.

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