Friday, August 17, 2012

FFwD - Cafe-style grated carrot salad


This week's French Friday with Dorie is another salad - this time, cafe-style grated carrot salad.

It may be winter and horribly cold (for a Northerner like me, anyway), but I actually enjoyed this salad.  I reduced the quantities down to a quarter to make a salad for one to go with my dinner, and I loved the sweetness of the carrots and currants, the tang of the dressing and the crunch of the walnuts. 

Check out some more carrot salads at the LYL section of the website.

I am very busy with work at the moment, so that's all for now.  Hope you are having a great week.

15 comments:

Kayte said...

Looks great...very pretty and festive. I have actually made this one numerous times (I wonder if I posted it, might have to repost it and link it...lol). It looks prettiest in a glass bowl like this...so nice and refreshing.

Cher Rockwell said...

This was a weird one for me. I am not sure why... (I only grated two carrots and called it dinner).
The flavors are nice and bright though, so it does actually sound like a nice treat for in the middle of winter.

Blond Duck said...

When I was little I didn't eat carrots b/c Tigger wouldn't eat them.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This looks lovely and fresh and I think I would overcome my mild dislike for raw carrot (I know, strange dislike) for this! :D

Guru Uru said...

This grated carrot salad looks delicious and healthy :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Johanna GGG said...

Looks like a lovely salad that would be great for summer - though I am starting to feel like salads as I think we have had enough of winter - good luck with busy times!

yummychunklet said...

Kudos for making and enjoying this dish! I skipped this week in favor of chocolate cake.

Kathy said...

A great looking salad…so glad you enjoyed it! This salad has long been a favorite in our family…love the crunch of the carrots and the sweetness of the raisins! Have a wonderful weekend!!

sanya said...

I liked this salad too!
And I was just glad it wasn't another recipe that needed fresh peaches or nectarines!!! (Makes me miss summer fruits badly!)

Lizzy Do said...

I need to catch up and make this one...but you've given me the idea to use dried cranberries instead of raisins...and just a quarter of the recipe :) Glad you enjoyed~

Pacheco Patty said...

As long as good carrots are available -I think anytime of year is good to enjoy a carrot salad! I like that you made just enough for one person, I probably would have made the full recipe and snacked on it all week, looks so good;-)

Geraldine Saucier said...

The salad looks wonderful! It was a favorite at my house. Have a great weekend:)

Rose said...

Winter in your corner of the world and in mine it is creeping towards to upper 30s today! In fact, it was almost a bit too warm for my poor ice cream maker which was trying to get the ice cream together for next week's recipe.

Mary Hirsch said...

Your carrot salad looks delicious. I especially like it because it's healthy and nutritious and it fills me up. I think you liked the tanginess dressing like I did. I know you're working hard - carrots are great for the brain!

Betsy said...

This wasn't my favorite, though I loved the vibrant color. It looks like a great accompaniment to your dinner. Now that it's already "next week", I hope things at work are less crazy.