Monday, June 11, 2012

Carrot Salad With Orange Honey Dressing

For the Day 2 of Blogging Marathon # 17  under the theme "Summer Salads" I am going to share you another refreshing and healthy salad - Carrot Salad with Orange Honey Dressing. First time i tried this orange-honey combo for my salad as dressing and it turned out awesome. It was superb! n i have no words to explain the taste...Friends do give it a try, sure you will love it to the core, even if u don't like salad i am sure you will love to eat this healthy n colorful salad. You won't believe, my 3yr old loved this salad very much but he didn't like raw ginger pieces. Other than that he loved it :)
This recipe was slightly adapted from allrecipes.com In the original recipe they used lemon juice n sugar for dressing but i replaced lemon with Fresh Navel Orange n sugar with honey. To make it even more healthy n tasty i added a handful of cooked black eye peas, finely chopped raw mango,red onion n tomato and few ginger stripes. I also tried the same with fresh lime juice that was also so refreshing and yummy. This salad can be served along with your meal too, so that u will consume more salad n less food ! The recipe as follows...



Ingredients
  1. Carrot    1 and 1/2 cup (grated)
  2. Black eye Peas    1/4 cup (cooked or canned)
  3. Raw Mango   1/4 cup + more (finely chopped)
  4. Red Onion    3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  5. Tomato    3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Cilantro    3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  7. Salt    to taste
  8. For Dressing 
  9. Fresh Orange Juice    2 tbsp
  10. Honey     2 tbsp or to taste

Method
  • First wash carrots n peel off the skin lightly, then shredded to desired size.
  • And chopp onion,tomato,raw mango,cilantro n ginger and keep everything ready.
  • Squeeze orange juice and keep ready.
  • In a wide bowl, add carrots,cooked black eyed peas,chopped mango,onion,tomato,cilantro,ginger n salt.Toss everything well.
  • Now add orange juice and honey mix everything well and leave it in fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • That's it Super wholesome n tasty Carrot Salad ready. 

Notes:
To make the salad crunchy add some crushed peanuts or any desired nuts.
Instead of black eyed peas, you can also add chickpeas/black beans/mung beans or any desired legumes and also moong dal/masoor dal can also be added.
To make it even more delicious add 1/4 cup of sweet corn kernels.



36 comments:

  1. Refreshing salad...Loved the idea of using oranges and honey as dressing...Nice clicks..

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  2. wow...love that color !!!!the clicks r just too tempting to resist !!!!!!

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  3. All summery summery page .. I am feeling refreshed just by looking at this page Sangee...

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  4. colorfull and refreshing salad....

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Salad is very colorful and inviting.

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  6. looks super healthy with all the fresh ingredients, especially the bright orange carrot :)

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  7. Looks absolutely colorful and healthy. Will give this a try. HAve plenty of carrots in my fridge.

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  8. Summery freshness with the carrots..looksss so colorful!

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  9. Agreed, very pretty pictures!

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  10. Very healthy and colourful salad!!!!

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  11. like that you added protein kick with black eyed peas

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  12. Refreshing and colorful salad.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  13. Wat a lovely colorful salad.. if the picture looks so refreshing wonder how refreshing the salad will be

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  14. Interesting combo salad,loved the colors too.

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  15. Colorful,, and healthy salad.. lovely clicks too

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  16. healthy,refreshing and colourful..loved this:)

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  17. Beautiful Color, Very Refreshing Salad!!!!

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  18. refreshing salad...right color and healthy too

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  19. well presented and perfectly made...

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  20. Wow wat a super healthy salad,love the addition of legumes here..Super interesting dressing too.

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  21. A very refreshing salad...and super tempting clicks..Yes I am tempted to try this salad.

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  22. refreshing n healthy salad...

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  23. lovely salad.. very refreshing and tempting snaps..

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  24. A carrot salad never looked this beautiful before ....yum

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  25. beautiful clicks sangee and healthy too.

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  26. Colorful and healthy salad sounds delicious and inviting...Fabulous clicks.

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  27. so colorful and healthy looking salad. awesome

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  28. Yum colorful salad with nice clicks.

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  29. My god Sangee...awesome pictures. Love the combination of carrot, orange and honey so healthy and wonderful flavors. Will definitely give it a try...

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  30. Looks so refreshing and perfect summer salad.

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  31. so summery and such refreshing colours ! vibrant dressing too

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  32. Looks irresistible. Gorgeous clicks...

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  33. Attractive color..looks Amazing!!Thanks a lot for the lovely recipe.Am looking for these kind of tasty n healthy recipes :)

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