classic carrot salad

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I hit the cookbook jackpot today while antiquing and thrifting downtown Red Wing. I found several vintage volumes that make me so happy, including the Tassajara cookbooks, a few by the Frugal Gourmet (Jeff Smith), a Mark Bittman classic, a hardcover copy of Beard on Bread that looked like it had never even been opened, a cool looking slow cooker book, and a few others that caught my eye. From there I went to the market to get the ingredients for my Gypsy Stew and Gypsy Bread and finally home to listen to my radio shows while I cooked the afternoon away.

Now I’m looking forward to a little knitting and a pot of green tea mixed with peppermint while I get caught up on a couple of my favorite shows.

Here’s a basic, wonderful salad that is still one of Jeff’s favorites. It’s so easy and yummy and the perfect accompaniment to a warm casserole this time of year.

4 cups grated carrots

 1/3 cup real mayonnaise

1/2 cup raisins

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

a sprinkle of sugar or a drizzle of honey (to taste)

salt and pepper (to taste)

Combine all ingredients and adjust to desired consistency/taste.



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  2 comments for “classic carrot salad

  1. Judy Root
    November 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Your classic carrot salad is very much like what my mom used to serve when I was a kid. I was looking for the recipe to help me determine how much I need of the ingredients. However, you do not state how many people your recipe serves. It would be very helpful if I had that info. Thanks very much.

    • Melissa
      November 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      I guess I just figure one carrot per person when I make it. 🙂

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