I was looking for a substitute for the Mayonaise that is usually in the Southern carrot and raisin salad. This dressing is grand....I did not do the recipe as it is written, since I already had grated my carrot, added chopped dates, since someone ate my raisin stash, and had chopped candied ginger for heat. Gonna roast some almonds now, after reading the recipe. Thanks you.
This is yummy! I too shredded the carrots and I didn't use the spinach. Loved the almonds, the crunch was lovely with the crisp fresh carrots, The salad made a great side for tonights chicken.
Great tasting salad, for sure! Followed your recipe right on down, although I did shred the raw carrots instead of slicing them thin! Will be making this one again, for sure! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]
lovely dressing. Next time i will be adding some fresh herbs to it as well. went with the carrots beautifully
5 stars for the dressing alone. It was low-fat and very tasty. My only complaint was that not only was there not enough dressing for the carrots, there was also not enough left over for the baby spinach and baby lettuces (I used a 50/50 combination) beneath the carrots (uncooked). I added more tabasco and lemon juice too, and forgot about the almonds (left them toasting in the oven and they burnt:() I included the optional cherry tomatoes for more color. I also think this dressing would go great on a potato salad. Excellent dressing, but make more of it for this recipe!
This is a great recipe for a unique tasting salad than I'm used to. I used Burnt Almonds in the Microwave for the almounds and they worked well with this recipe. I scaled this down too serve two and it was more than enough for me and my mother. I used raw carrots since I like the crisp they bring to salads. I love the dressing too since it is not as heavy as most dressing are, but it had the high fat taste. I bet the dressing would go nicely with potoato salad too!