I love to try new varieties of salads to accompany main meals. Now the summer is here it is a good excuse to get creative. One salad I always loved as a side dish is a carrot and raisin salad. I particularly remember being served at barbecue parties, I remember one particular party when we were kids visiting America. We were playing in the garden while all the parents talked. We suddenly heard a rustling in the bushes and being kids decided to investigate. Looking behind the bushes we found ourselves face to face with a very startled looking skunk. We ran quickly up the garden at great speed yelling skunk at the top of our voices, while our parents looked very surprised. I think we had a lucky escape as the skunk did not spray us, it just ran away.
I decided to have a go and make carrot and raisin salad, how hard could it be? The main ingredients are carrots and raisins after all. This was the result.
It was very tasty and even my son and husband liked it. My husband can be a bit wary of eating vegetables so it is good to have a way to serve them that he enjoys. This is the recipe, it is really simple and easy.
Carrot Salad Recipe
- 140g (5 oz, about 3 medium sized) carrots
- 160g (6 oz) raisins or sultanas
- 2 stalks of celery
- 30g (1 oz) walnuts
- 80 ml (2 fl oz) natural yoghurt or low fat mayonaise
- Grate the carrots
- Finely chop the celery
- Chop the walnuts into small pieces
- Mix everything together and leave in the refrigerator to cool for a couple of hours before serving.