Grandma had called me last week to go over the list of still needed items and dishes people are bringing and I hadn't heard her say fruit salad of any kind so I told her I would bringing that and some Taffy Apple Salad. She sounded pleased and that's the idea so I brought along these two recipes, the follwing recipe being Carrot Raisin Salad.
Now I know you've probably had carrot salad, most people have but in truth it had been so long for me and even when I had had it in the past I never really paid attention to the flavors going on. Probably because I didn't cook back then, now everything I taste I think about what spices I taste and how I would make it if I made it, etc. etc. So I had to run a search for this one and I'm glad I did. I picked out the once recipe that wasn't exactly like all the others I was finding. It was a website titled Blisstree.com. Sometimes just searching by photo will bring you into a whole new world of food blogging. Check her out.
Oh and I doubled the below recipe.
Carrot Raisin Salad
8 carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
2 tbs light brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1/3 to 1/2 cup Hellmann’s Mayo
Mix together and allow flavors to blend for one hour. Makes 8 servings.
I loved it. It was slightly sweet and had a bit of cinnamon spice to it. Wonderful dish. I'll certainly be making this again soon.