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9/10/12

Carrot Salad with Cranberries



 

This is one of our favorite salads. There is something about the crunch of the nuts, and carrots, plus the sweetness of the cranberries, that lends itself well to the addition of a mustardy dressing.  It goes very quickly when I make it.

 Carrot Salad with Cranberries

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 bag (10 0z) shredded carrots
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Combine first four ingredients in a bowl.
Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.
Cover and chill two hours or overnight.


I have made this substituting yellow mustard, green onions, and cashews, with equally good results. I use two bags of baby carrots, shredded in a food processor, and then eyeball the dressing ingredients.


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28 comments:

  1. Hi- Stopping by to let you know I featured your Apricot Coconut Bars! I am also following you on Linky. Please grab a feature button - it's you time to shine, and place on your site!

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  2. Sounds like lusciousness to me, love carrots, but never put in cranberries. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  3. This looks good! I'm always looking for "salads" that aren't green since my other half won't eat green! This is something I can take for holidays too! Can't wait to try it!

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  4. This looks great Lisa! So colourful! I am sure I would enjoy it! I am now a new Follower of your Blog.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  5. I do love carrot salad. I'll bet using cranberries would be good.

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  6. This is a WONDERFUL salad
    We actually have a similar salad almost every Saturday. My family LOVES it.
    Very recommended

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  7. Mmmmm...I bet this is really good. THanks for sharing at Must Try Monday. Great to have you!

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  8. This looks delicious! I actually love cranberries and carrots together.... My favorite has always been to toss frozen crinkle cut carrots with a small can of jellied cranberry sauce and cook it all together in the microwave. This looks fresher and prettier! I am following you now!

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  9. This looks so yummy and simple, perfect for our crazy weeknights! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Yum - that is a tasty sounding salad!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. this look so delicious! stopping by from the Talent Tuesday link up :)

    Brittany
    secondhandsolace.blogspot.com

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  12. Growing up, my mom made carrot salad for us with raisins and mayo. Don't tell, but I think I'd like your cranberry and mustard carrot salad more. Thank you for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo this week. I appreciate it!

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  13. Hi Lisa! What an interesting recipe. I've never had a carrot salad, but this would be a good one to try...

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  14. You had me at cranberries! Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  15. Such a simple but beautiful recipe! Thanks!

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  16. mmm this looks delicious, can't wait to try it.

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  17. I love carrot raisin salad. I love dried cranberries. Perfect "update" to an old favorite.

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  18. This looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I'm your newest follower.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  19. Carrots are great!

    I think this is my first time of visiting your blog, please stop by and visit my blog and say hello as well and become a follower (if you are not one already) at: http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

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  20. what a great recipe! I grew up eating a lot of carrot salad, but I have never though about adding some almonds and mustard. It sounds so delicious!

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  21. Love this! I made something like this that also included apples once, but without mustard. Very interesting! Thanks for linking up at Meatless Monday, I am now following back :)

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  22. this looks so yummy! what a nice healthy snack option.
    so glad to have you linked up at our weekly heart+home gathering! hope you'll come back again next week :)

    blessings,
    lauren
    www.mercyinkblog.com

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  23. Looks yummy! I bet my kids would love this!

    Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

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  24. Cranberries and carrots. How pretty AND tasty. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    pr

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  25. Congratulations! Your carrot salad was one of the top-viewed recipes from last week's See Ya In the Gumbo and is being featured this week.

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  26. I haven't had carrot salad in forever ....... we always used raisins, but I bet cranberries would be wonderful also! Thank you so much for sharing this at All my Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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  27. Are you even kidding me? This looks fabulous. I might as well just set akawest as my home page (kidding...sort of). :)

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