The extended family came over for an impromptu dinner tonight – my nephew made burgers, and I scoured the house for something to make a salad out of. We had no greens, or kale, or anything green, really – but we had tons of carrots, and I remembered a grated carrot salad we ate at various events when I was a kid, and so I tried to recreate it. It was easy to grate two large carrots, dice an apple, add a handful of raisins and dress the whole thing with rice vinegar, salt and pepper, a pinch of salt and a spoonful of mayo. And it turned out to be delicious on burgers, too.
- 2 large carrots, coarsely grated
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins or currants
- 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. sugar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Coarsely grate the carrots into a shallow bowl. Add the apples and raisins, rice vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper and toss to coat the carrots and apples well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until you're ready for it. Serves 6.