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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.8
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Carrot-Cranberry Salad

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Carrot-Cranberry Salad

Introduction

Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms. Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes to plump
    10 ounce package shredded carrots (about 4 cups)
    2 navel oranges, zested, peeled and fruit segments removed (watch a video to learn how)
    2 teaspoons ginger, grated
    3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    NOTE: use jarred ginger to save time

Tips

If desired, sprinkle on two tablespoons chopped nuts.


Directions

Instead of adding a sugary dressing, I chose sweet oranges for the base and a garnish of dried cranberries. This salad is better if prepared early in the morning or the night before. As it sits, the carrots soak up the dressing and added ginger. It gives the kids something to help with for Thanksgiving dinner.
Bring dried fruit back to life when using it in recipes. Chefs call it maceration. Simply place the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with hot water. Allow the fruit to soften in the water for 10 minutes. Drain the liquid and proceed with recipe.
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Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir before serving.
Serves 4: one cup per serving







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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I had no oranges so I used lemon juice and a 1/2 a tea spoon of honey. Wonderful! - 5/24/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My daughter brought this to Thxgiving dinner. I thought it was delicious, but my husband didn't care for the ginger. One suggestion: I'd cut the orange segments into bite-sized pieces. - 11/26/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome...!!!..I made it w/a little olive oli and left it in the frige overnite with a couple of tossings and it was the best ever carrots in the universe....!!!!! - 8/7/12

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make but it seemed to be lacking a little flavor. I added some toasted slivered almonds and now I love it! - 5/23/12

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It looks like the "green stuff" is just chopped parsley sprinkled on for a little color. - 1/30/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think this is a great start to a recipe, but like others, I had to do some adjusting. Too much ginger, and I like ginger. We ended up adding a little honey. Would personally make dressing from fresh OJ, honey & powdered ginger, leave out oranges & double cranberries. - 11/19/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The photograph illustrating this recipe seems to have golden raisins in place of the cranberries. Raisins might be a healthier option than sweetened cranberries. - 8/8/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Having this for lunch today along with some shredded chicken breast. The sample I had earlier says it is very tasty, :) - 8/7/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious and rather tart. I'm going to tt it with fresh raw cranberries and perhaps omit the vinegar. - 4/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved this (and so did I). I added 1/2 C of greek yogurt and 1/4 cups of almonds to the dressing and overnight in the fridge. Very good and refreshing. It's a new favorite of ours! - 2/15/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and lots of flavour - 11/19/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good light alternative for old-fashioned carrot raisin salad! I used Mandarin oranges so it was even quicker and easier. - 8/27/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would recommend adding a cup of dried cranberries instead of a cup. Makes it a bit sweeter so that the carrots aren't so overpowering. Great recipe though! - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added toasted almonds. - 8/11/12

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  • Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Two oranges provided way too much zest. Otherwise rather bland tasting. will try it again with some modifications, less zest, some olive oil and dill. - 11/26/11

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  • I don't have oranges but I have a couple of tins of mandarin orange slices - this sounds yummy! - 11/20/14

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  • This is great to have instead of instead of cole slaw all the time, though my family loves both. I've also used raisins and apple bits. Taste so good. - 11/12/14

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  • Absolutely love the blend of sweet carrot with the heat of the ginger along with the acidity from the vinegar. Make this one often in the summer - 8/17/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try. Thnxs for posting - 4/21/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks good and easy. I will try this today - 3/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wow i am able to eat raw carrots this way my son 2.5years LOVED it therefore i love it :) - 12/31/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not that great tasting. Vetoed by grandchildren. - 12/31/12

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  • We have done this with a large can of drained mandarin oranges. - 10/27/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made using dried Michigan cherries in place of the cranberries. Also have never seen jarred ginger so I used diet Vernors ginger ale to marinate and squeezed half a fresh orange in as well. Thanks for the inspiration. - 10/8/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good for when you are having a sugar craving. - 8/30/12

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