Tuesday, July 5, 2005

another super-simple recipe

Last Friday I was wracking my brains to think of something to bring to my daughter's for Shabbat. For whatever reason I kept thinking of carrots, maybe a carrot cake, but none of us needed the extra calories. Also, a can of pineapple chunks was "burning a hole" in the closet.

Then, I got my inspiration!!!

A carrot salad. I had never made one before and was still traumatized by the spoiled tasting one served at the Chemdat evening at the Hyatt. I was hankering for a good one.

I checked a couple of cookbooks to make sure I wasn't crazy and then made my own version of the "easiest ever carrot salad."

I put a half a dozen medium carrots in the foodprocessor on shred. It filled my small foodprocessor, so if you live in large carrot country, 3 or four will suffice. Then I poured, pushed, prodded the strings into a mixing bowl and added a can of light syrup pineapple chunks and mixed. Then I packed it all into jars to take to my daughter's.

It was a hit, tasted great with chicken, turkey, fish, everything we ate! You can make it a bit more interesting with raisins and maybe chopped nuts and other dried fruit.

Let me know how it comes out.


Esther said...

Sounds intriguing. Can't promise I'll try it, but you never know.... now that it's in the brain. ;)

muse said...

It's so easy, and it was delicious.

vicki said...

Add a dash of curry to carrot salad...and a little honey...