Carrot salad? Okay, so I did not grow up eating nicely shredded carrots with a tasty vinegarette, but when I first tried a carrot salad, I was sold right away! With Spring not far away, I saw some beautiful purple and yellow carrots at the grocery store and just needed to grab them! This is the perfect side salad that has toasty chopped walnuts, currants, fresh parsley and a simple vinaigrette made from lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, walnut oil and the surprising appearance of yellow curry powder.
This carrot salad is quick to make and light and flavorful! Goes well with seafood or some grilled chicken. I used a food processor to shred the carrots, but a mandoline will work just fine. I know curry powder can be a little too much for some but can be easily omitted and will still have a great salad.
FYI: I do not like raisins but very much so prefer currants, I don't know, I'm weird about raisins.
I do not know about you guys, but Spring is my favorite time of the year. Even though I appreciate all seasons and what they bring, I'm particularly excited about this upcoming Spring season. I've embarked on this blog and learning through trial and error. My little seedlings are coming to life waiting to be planted. I love pickling and preserving and cannot wait to give y'all some great recipes! What are some things you are looking forward to that have, kinda, been on the back burner? Me? Definitely getting into a routine to work out and take more time to reflect and stop making excuses!
Carrot Salad With Currants, Walnuts + Curry Vinegarette
Curry Walnut Vinaigrette
- 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces walnut oil or oil of choice
- a pinch of kosher salt
- a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup currants
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a bowl, place dijon, curry powder, honey and whisk to combine. Using a fork or whisk, slowly add the walnut oil while rapidly whisking to emulsify your vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In another bowl, combine the carrots, toasted walnuts, currants and fresh parsley. Add vinaigrette, toss and serve.