This salad was posted by my dear friend, Moxie. I'm not changing a word here. "My mom used to make carrot, apple & raisin salad like this when I was growing up. I came up with this fresh-tasting version one summer afternoon when I had fresh carrots & basil from the garden and was looking for an easy side dish for lunch. My daughter loved it -- but don't give it to kids under 1 because of the honey."
- Grate carrots, and combine in a bowl with raisins, pineapple chunks and basil.
- Whisk honey, lime juice and ginger together and mix with other ingredients.
I made this dish this afternoon for dinner this evening, allowing it to chill for a couple hours before serving. I used Sweet Basil, fresh from my herb garden. I was a little nervous that DH wouldn't like it, but was pleasantly surprised when he cleaned his plate! I really enjoyed it myself, which I had expected. The colors contrasted so nicely; it was very eye appealing and had lots of flavor that blended extremely well. Best of all, it was quick and easy too! DH even commented on all of these features too. Thank you for sharing this moxie. It was great!!!
I made this to accompany our burgers for the 4th. We really enjoyed this one. Different from the usual carrot raisin salad. Refreshing and sweet with a twist. (how would have ever thought to add fresh basil?)Easy to prepare and a great side! Moxie you knocked our socks off!
This is a simple, refreshing salad! Definitely a nice change from the usual lettuce mix. I think I may try it without the basil next time, since my mother and I agreed it was a little bit overpowering. But it was still enjoyed by all. Thanks for a great recipe, Moxie! Update: I tried this again, over a year later, and had to up my rating to 5 stars. I doubled the rest of the recipe and left the basil the same and it was perfect for my family's tastes. I took it to a baby shower and got lots of compliments! Thanks again!