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CARROT, CUKE AND APPLE SALAD with NO OIL CITRUS DRESSING
Recipe by Mark "Guido The Gardner" ® Ferro
July 2000

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots-washed but not necessarily peeled
  • 1 cucumber- peeled quartered and diced
  • 1 apple- unpeeled and diced

DRESSING

  • The juice of 2 Valencia oranges (Try for the Florida grown as our California don't currently muster the same sugar level)
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins
  • honey-about 1 tablespoon, or to taste
  • freshly grated ginger, again to taste

 

I usually never peel carrots because so many nutrients are just below the skin. On the other hand, I usually always peel cucumbers because the skin is sometimes a bit bitter. But that is your call.

The apple can be any one that you have already, or a sweeter Fuji or Gala and even a tart apple like a Granny Smith.

The freshness of the dressing is the key to this simple salad. Add the honey and fresh ginger a bit at a time until you get a flavor you like. What I look for is a balance between the sweet and acid, with a zing from the ginger. Serves four.