This salad, an intriguing mix of sweet and savoury flavours, is a refreshing, light and crunchy dish that is perfect for the summer months. Although the dish hails from Italy, it popular as a side dish in many different countries and is enjoyed by both children and adults. As the name suggests, the core of the salad is carrots, which are a rich source of Vitamin A and act as a perfect accompaniment to the contrasting flavours. Combined with the carrots are special ingredients such as raisins and freshly grated apple, and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon to add a unique twist to the salad.
Creating Luby’s Carrot Salad doesn’t require much effort and can be prepared in no time. To begin, simply grate the carrots and apple, and combine them with the other ingredients, such as pine nuts or walnuts and raisins as well as the spices, in a large bowl. Prepare a dressing by whisking together extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Finally, pour the dressing over the salad and mix everything together until the ingredients are well-combined.
Luby’s Carrot Salad is a fantastic addition to any meal, be it lunch or dinner. The combination of sweet and savoury gives this dish an interesting and flavoursome twist. For those looking to create a more festive dish, you can garnish the salad with pomegranates or walnuts. For a healthier alternative, substitute the raisins for dates for even more texture and taste.
So why not take advantage of the summer months and try out Luby’s Carrot Salad? It is guaranteed to be a hit, with its perfect balance of flavours, ease of preparation and healthy ingredients. Enjoy this wonderful Italian-inspired salad, and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Buon appetito!
– 4 large carrots, grated
– 1 large apple, grated
– ½ cup sliced almonds
– ½ cup raisins
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp nutmeg
– 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. In a large bowl, combine the grated carrots and apple, almonds, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar to create a dressing.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix everything together until the ingredients are evenly combined.
4. Serve either chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!