A cool, crunchy and refreshing salad bursting with some of the best summer flavors!
Shredded carrots, pineapples, coconut, macadamia nuts and cranberries all dressed up in a tangy honey lime dressing.
Ever look in your refrigerator only to spy a lonely bunch of carrots destined to go to waste and little else? You probably shut the door, empty handed, thinking there was nothing good to eat because, if we’re honest, carrots don’t get a whole lot of love.
That’s the place I was coming from, only there were a few more things in there – pineapples and a lime leftover from my Pina Colada Banana Bread. I stole all those same flavors and infused them into the salad. Except the banana.
The salad isn’t at all ‘carroty’ – it’s not the predominant flavor but rather a vehicle to bring all the other flavors together. It hits on all the flavor points and is full of textures. The dressing helps it wilt a little the same way cabbage does in cole slaw so it stays crunchy but not so crunchy that it’s a chore to eat.
It also improves with time, if you let it sit overnight the flavors will develop and become even more amazing.
Hopefully, the next time you spy those carrots in the back of the crisper drawer you’ll give them the chance they deserve.
Maybe you’ll (I’ll) even seek them out in the market where you’ll (I’ll) see there’s more to carrots than just the orange ones you’ve (I’ve) tried to ignore all your (my) life, causing you (me) to bring home a big beautiful bunch of rainbow carrots destined for super stardom and not just a soup or stew.
A cool, crunchy and refreshing salad bursting with some of the best summer flavors! Shredded carrots, pineapples, coconut, macadamia nuts and cranberries all dressed up in a tangy honey lime dressing.
- In a large mixing bowl toss all the salad ingredients.
- In a small bowl whisk the zest, juice, mustard, honey and mayonnaise together. Drizzle in the olive oil slowly while whisking.
- Pour over the salad and toss until evenly coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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