Carrot Slaw

So I got some adorable carrots at Bloomingfoods this morning. I realize that seems weird for a type of food to be “adorable” but I think it’s possible. If it’s in miniature form…or colorful. And these carrots are bursting with color, to say the least.

See, aren’t they? Well anyways, I’ve been determined to start ‘Saucy Saturday’s’ and something keeps coming up. Like these carrots. How could I not immediately make a recipe with them instead? And I decided on a slaw so two condiments in one day just is too much. Oh well, I shall try again next week.

I’ve only eaten this by itself so far and it is delicious! To be honest, I don’t ususually think of carrots being able to hold their own but they manage to shine in this yummy recipe. The citrus and cranberries give it a great sweet kick as well so I think I will be putting these on some veggie dogs later this week (and for sure on my usual veggie sandwiches). I hope to post a picture of them as condiments as soon as I try it out! Until then, they can handle themselves on their own.

PS psssssst, substitute the honey for agave nectar to make it vegan!

Carrot Slaw

  • 1 pound carrots (or about 10 medium carrots), grated
  • Juice of half an orange
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt/pepper, to taste
  • garnish with cilantro

Wash and grate the carrots.

Combine all ingredients together. Refridgerate for at least a half an hour so the flavors can blend.

Eat by itself or in a sandwich!

 

 

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  • gracioushealth
    April 14, 2012

    I have some of these colorful beauties growing in my garden right now! can’t wait to harvest them! Recipe looks great!

    • shellywest
      gracioushealth
      April 15, 2012

      That sounds wonderful! We tried to grow carrots in our garden a couple years ago but weren’t patient enough so we kept pulling them out of the ground early!

  • one time confession
    April 14, 2012

    There are purple carrots?!

    • shellywest
      one time confession
      April 15, 2012

      Mmmhmmm. They are super delicious too!

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  • MarlisB
    April 16, 2012

    Delish! And I love the ‘retro’ photos!

  • Texaslifemilitarywife
    April 17, 2012

    Those carrots are just beautiful! I love any kind of slaw – yum!

  • ybertaud9
    May 1, 2012

    Reblogged this on ByzantineFlowers and commented:
    The most simple recipes are the best! This one is elegant & delicious…

  • cooktocure
    May 4, 2012

    Gorgeous! The colors are fantastic… each bringing you its own unique health-lifting tastiness!
    Cheers! ~ Hoda

  • The Farmers Taft
    May 19, 2012

    Gorgeous post, and a great recipe!

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