Farmers Market Carrot and Raisin Citrus Salad Recipe

by Amber on February 8, 2012

Hello, color! Want to put some spark on your plate? Ignite some passion with this refreshing and simple dish.

I grew up eating this salad. As a picky child, I might have turned my nose up at the thought of salad, but when my mom put this happy ditty on my plate, I gobbled it up gleefully.

Crisp, subtle purple cabbage meets sweet carrot and tubby, plum-rich raisins—all doused in a rain of golden orange juice for a fully fresh, vibrant salad that’s as much color as it is flavor.

Double bonus: every ingredient here is grown by a California farmer. Win!

Farmers Market Carrot & Raisin Citrus Salad Recipe
4 medium carrots (2 cups), peeled and grated
2 cups (half a small head) purple cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup raisins, organic
¼ cup orange juice, or juice from half a large orange, squeezed

Farmers’ market fare: all ingredients!

Put all the ingredients in a medium serving bowl. Toss together. Serve.

Yield: 6 side salads

Want more carrot recipes?

Dianasaur Dishes combines beets and carrots.

Food Blogga roasts carrots.

Find a carrot and toasted almond salad at Laura’s Best Recipes.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Illinois Hummingbird February 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

When I saw the name of your post, I expected to find pieces of those lovely oranges from your tree in the salad. This salad must contain nearly every vitamin on the planet!…and many “kid-friendly” ingredients.


admin February 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

The orange juice is from my backyard oranges. You could certainly add oranges to this, too. But it’s really simple and fast this way. I often make this as a last-minute potluck item. I’ve always gone home with an empty bowl.


The Rowdy Chowgirl February 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Beautiful! I sort of have the urge to make this and put a few spoonsfuls of plain yogurt on top–but would that turn it from salad into dessert?


mjskit February 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love carrot and raisin salad but I haven’t made it in months and I’ve never made it with red cabbage. I just happen to have half of a red cabbage in the crisper and you’ve got me hungry for this salad! Love the simple dressing of just orange juice.


admin February 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks! I’m glad I could inspire a way to use up your cabbage. It’s amazing how good these simple ingredients taste. This is what I call “fast food”! :)


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