Appetizers/ Salads/ Vegetables

Carrot, Apple and Orange Salad with Ginger Dressing

Carrot, Apple and Orange Salad made in minutes, this salad is not so much thrown together as tossed together, and this harmonious combination of ingredients and complementary dressing belie the speed with which it is made. This salad ideal for easy entertaining or speedy midweek meal when you are too tired, too busy or too hot to spend much time in the kitchen. It can be served as appetizer or as a refreshing accompaniment to fish or meat dishes.

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Tip: It’s better to have the ingredients julienned with the knife. A food processor or a mandolin might cause the apples to turn watery. You may julienned the apples 1 hour before serving time, toss them in lemon juice to prevent them from browning and they will look  great while sitting in the fridge, waiting to be tossed and eaten.

Serving: 4

Ingredients:
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and thinly julienned
  • 2 apples, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and slice thinly
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 small piece root ginger
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • chopped parsley or mint (whichever herbs you prefer)
  • salt and ground pepper

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Directions:

Peel and finely chop or grate the ginger.
Blend together the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, ginger and season with a little salt and pepper to taste.
Toss the carrots and apples together, pour the dressing over and mix well.
Arrange on a plate the oranges and sprinkle lightly with chia seeds.
Put the carrot-apple mixture over the oranges.
Sprinkle the salad with the pistachio nuts and chopped herbs.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    The Mom Chef
    January 26, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Your julienne skills are so much better than mine. I love the look of this salad and the ginger dressing especially. It sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Marina
    January 26, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for the tip, will keep it in mind.

  • Reply
    Grubarazzi
    January 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Triple yes! Great colors.

  • Reply
    CulinaryCache
    January 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

    This sounds like one amazing salad and it is beautiful! The combo of flavors you have going on in this are incredible.

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    Betsy
    February 2, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Too busy, too tired is right! I wish I had the stuff to make this right now! (to busy to get to the store 🙂 We just launched our online Seasonal Potluck and February is Oranges month! If you’d like to link up your recipe, we’d love to have you! http://bit.ly/zDoNfx

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