Tonight we are preparing a real feast for friends, so lunch was simple: red lentil soup and carrot and raisin slaw.

The soup was Madhur Jaffrey's invention, but carrot slaws have become my winter lunch staple, and the recipe is all mine:

Carrot and raisin slaw

  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 shallots, diced, or 1/4 of a sweet onion, also diced
  • 1/4 c. yellow raisin
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c. pecans or pumpkin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. white wine vinegar (or other light-colored vinegar)
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
Mix the first six ingredients in a serving bowl. For the dressing, combine the honey, mayonnaise, vinegar, and oil and mix until smooth. Dress the salad 10 to 30 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

Emily Jolie said...

There is so much beauty in simplicity.

How was the feast last night? I hope you had a wonderful evening with your friends! How blessed are they to have friends like you and your husband to invite them over for dinner!

much love to you,