Carrot Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

This is the 2nd carrot salad recipe in a series of three inspired by my new julienne slicer.  Carrots can be very ubiquitous but with these salads I am rethinking the orange-hued, budget-friendly, workhorse vegetable.  I am loving carrot salads, they really brighten up standard cookout offerings.

This salad comes to us via Dorie Greenspan.  She ran it last year as part of a 4th of July post.  It is her version of the French classic.  The combination of crunchy walnuts, sweet raisins and Dijon mustard is brilliant.  I have served this salad on three different occasions, each time to extremely favorable reviews.

Carrot Salad with Walnuts and Raisins from Dorie Greenspan
Serves 6 – 8 as part of a buffet

2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 tsp. kosher salt, more to taste
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper, more to taste

1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into very thin strips
2/3 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
2/3 cup golden raisins
finely chopped parsley or chives (optional garnish)

Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until smooth.  Set aside.

Add carrots, walnuts and raisins to a medium serving bowl.  Toss with dressing.  Garnish with parsley or chives, if using.

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