Tuesday, February 2, 2010

even your kids will like it

My husband loves coleslaw. LOVES it. I have never liked it. The only exception I make is when you can get it on your barbecue sandwich - a real southern treat. We don't live in the south, so this has happened once in my life. Anyway, I digress.

This salad is where we meet in the middle. It is kinda, sorta like coleslaw, but so much fresher, crunchier, and better for you. Not sure if you've noticed my love of carrots, but I try to put them in everything. My kid says he doesn't like them, but he is going on looks alone because I don't think he has ever knowingly put a carrot in his mouth.

This is a quick, simple side dish and goes especially well with barbecue - which is what we're having tonight. This Zesty Chicken is awesome and amazing - another thing worth trying. 

OHM's Carrot Salad
6 large carrots, peeled
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 apples (I prefer honeycrisp or pink lady), peeled and chopped
1/4 reduced fat mayo
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 tablespoon (or a little more) honey
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
salt to taste

Using your peeler, or a grater, shred carrots into a bowl. Add raisins and apples. In a separate container, whisk the remaining ingredients and combine with salad. You can eat this right away, or put it in the fridge for up to three days.  Mmmmm, good good good.

When I told the little dude what I was making, he informed me he would just like the apples and raisins, thankyouverymuch. But with a little coercion, even he had to admit it was pretty darn good.


RainSplats said...

My boy always tells me he hates what I'm making...but that he'll try it anyway. Sometimes he switches to loving it.

I dunno if he'd go for this salad or not. The only carrots we've tried are baby carrots dipped in ranch dressing. Does it still count as a veggie if you dip it in ranch?

Melissa B. said...

I'm a coleslaw afficionado, too. And this carrot salad looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS! This sounds great. I love the apples you use in it.

Anonymous said...

Looks good! I love coleslaw on a pulled pork sandwich too and as you know, do not live in the south, and have only had it once also...haha

just me said...

I think vegetables in ranch are still vegetables :)

Housewife, maybe we are being called to recreate these sandwiches - you think?