|Cafe~Style Grated Carrot Salad|
This weeks French Friday pick is an old standby for me. I have been making carrot salad since my kids were teenagers. It has always been a favorite, that I would make most weeks during the summer. It's great with barbecued burgers or chicken. Dories' salad is much the same as mine, with the exception of adding a ½ cup of crushed pineapple. My dressing was different, too! It consists of mayonnaise, pineapple juice, vinegar and powdered mustard.
When I started this salad, I knew it was going to be well received, even with a different dressing! Dories' dressing calls for Dijon mustard, honey, cider vinegar and oil. When I read the ingredients, I wasn’t quite sure about the addition of mustard and the omission of mayo. I kept thinking... I could just do my old standby…who would know? Well, the answer to that question is me…I would know! The whole reason we do this is to expand our cooking horizons so, I plunged ahead with Dories' dressing.
This salad consists of grated carrots. I used my food processor…quick and easy! Then I added the raisins, walnuts and mixed in the dressing…again quick and easy…ready to serve!
The salad was delicious, and fresh tasting. The dressing was light and quite good. The flavors just melded together wonderfully. We enjoyed it, however the picky eater in our twosome preferred my original salad. He missed the pineapple! Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans’ cookbook "Around My French Table" or you can find it
here at Bon Appetit where it has been posted. To see what other people in the French Friday group are doing you can check it our here.
|I loved the dressing…had just the right tang|
|This was quick, fresh tasting and delicious!|
|My “Go To” Carrot Salad until now|