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Healthy Mediterranean Carrot Salad with Golden Raisins and Lime

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 182 per serving
Percent from Fat: 25%
Cusine: Mediterranean
Course: Salad - Side
Diet: mediterranean
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Raisins

Food as MedicineSM Tip

The vitamin C in lime juice helps you absorb the iron in raisins, and the olive oil helps you absorb the bright, beautiful beta carotene in the carrots.

Culinary Taste Tip

Flower water is a distillation of bitter orange blossoms and adds a fragrant touch to the dish.

Culinary Technique Tip

Carrots can be purchased pre-shredded at most supermarkets. If you choose to shred them at home, a food processor will save significant time.

Ingredients

1 lb. organic carrots, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons each: fresh lime juice, orange flower water* and honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons each: low fat Greek style plain yogurt, chopped fresh mint leaves
4 teaspoons roasted unsalted sunflower seeds


Preparation

Coarsely grate carrots (a food processor fitted with the grating disc works well). Whisk together lime juice, flower water, honey, oil and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add carrots and raisins; toss well. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. Season to taste with a pinch of sea salt, if desired. Serve garnished with yogurt, mint and sunflower seeds.

Substitutions

Dried cranberries may replace the raisins and walnut or avocado oil may replace the olive oil.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 5; Fat calories (kc): 48; Cholesterol (mg): 0.4; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 0.8; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1.3; Monounsaturated fat (g): 3.0; Fiber (g): 6; Carbohydrates (g): 33; Sugar (g): 24; Protein (g): 2.9; Sodium (mg): 86; Calcium (mg) 64.

Comments on Healthy Mediterranean Carrot Salad with Golden Raisins and Lime

From: nancylatham

This salad is better when it is a couple of days old. I was surprised at how delicious it was.

From: wajohnson

This salad is FABULOUS!! The taste of the lime lights up the salad!! Thank you so much, Chef MD!!!
wajohnson

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