Thursday, June 3, 2010

Classic Carrot & Raisin Salad Tossed with Honey & Sesame Dressing

Know what you eat: Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
A fact: Cooking carrots actually raises the nutritional benefits. The fiber in carrots can trap the beta carotene, making it difficult for your body to extract. By cooking them slightly, you free the beta-carotene, from the fiber, which allows your body to absorb it better. Eating only a half-cup serving per day will give you more than the recommended dosage of beta-carotene. This Classic salad goes to directly to Sudeshna's Salad Carnival ; Divya's Show me your Salad , PJ's No Cook Event, & Priya's Cooking with seeds : Sesame & Sanjana's Wear your Food Event. & Suma's Healing Food Carrot.



carrot salad



Ingredients
4 C shredded carrots, slightly steamed.
1/2 C (a handful) raisins, add as per taste
Cilantro (optional)


Dressing:
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
1/4 lemon, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2 Tbsp Honey, substitute Light brown sugar
1 Tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
A dash of salt & pepper




carrot Salad

Method:
1. Prepare dressing in a separate bowl, mix thoroughly. Keep aside.
2. After shredding, combine slightly steamed / microwave carrot & raisin well, using your fingers to toss and coat the carrots thoroughly, in the dressing. 
3. Transfer to serving dish. As the salad sits, the raisins will plump a bit and carrots will take on citrus taste. 
4. Enjoy this Classic Carrot & Raisin Salad.







Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving%DV
Serving Size 330g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 7930%
Total Fat 9.05g11%
Saturated Fat 1.28g5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 882mg25%
Total Carbs 47.73g13%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g28%
Sugars 34.44g23%
Protein 3.43g5%

26 comments:

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely salad! I love the sesame seed addition to it!

Priya said...

Wwow, am speechless..fantastic salad, very colourful..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very colorful and healthy salad..feel like scooping some form myself:)

Nandini said...

Nice twist in the carrot dish! It's healthy and nutritious!

Jagruti said...

Simply delicious and temapting carrot salad...love the pics..:-))

simplyfood said...

SO colourful yummy and delicious.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

As iam having salads everyday,this is bookmarked.Nice click

Rachana Kothari said...

I love this Salad... lovely click too:)

Vrinda said...

caroot and raisin combo sounds excellent...yummm

Devi Meyyappan said...

Carrots & Raisins :).. wow, a new combo to me.. looks so inviting :).. and colorful!!

Gulmohar said...

whoa...what a color..very tempting click !

AdukalaVishesham said...

Superb!!The color of the shredded carrot is really stunning..Looks like the raisins and the sesame seeds adds a nice flavor.

Cham said...

Bright and easy salad!

SE said...

very colorful !!! nutritious too !

munchcrunchandsuch said...

looks beautiful and is a real feast for the eyes and taste buds

Rekha shoban said...

nice and colourful salad...

jeyashrisuresh said...

love the colour.nice and gorgeoaus looking one.simple too.Bookmarked

Rohini said...

So pleasing to see such a colorful and flavorful salad...! And loved the addition of Sesame too

shanthi said...

Colourful and healty with a different twist of sesame.

Sush said...

a very refreshing salad with orange juice, honey as dressing. Good one

Katy ~ said...

Carrot and raisin salad is so good. Good twist with the sesame seeds. I'm doing this next time. Thank you!

Shri said...

I have been meaning to make this bit I use up carrots for something else..Lovely color and a delicious looking salad!

Anupama said...

That is one super duper salad!

notyet100 said...

looks lovely perfect colour too

meeso said...

That's a nice, simple and healthy salad! :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for this healthy, colorful salad.

 
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