Carrot & Raisin Salad with Honey Lime Mint Poppyseed Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

by The ROXX Box on January 20, 2013

in #SaladJam, #SundaySupper, Dinner ideas

Is there a dish that takes you back to your childhood?  One that either brings back fond childhood memories, or makes you want to cringe at the thought of ever having to eat it again.  Well for me, that dish is carrot and raisin salad.  I remember hating it as a kid.  The carrots and raisins were always soggy, and dripping in a sweet mayonnaise dressing.  And it never seemed to really go with anything I was eating.  Most people I know rave about how much they love this dish, so it left me wondering what was I missing.

For this weeks #SundaySupper, Isabel challenged her readers to create retro recipes that takes them back to their childhood.  As I pondered about what to make, I thought about dishes that I hated as a kid, that if revamped, I would love today.  That’s when I decided I would revamp the carrot raisin salad that I hated as a kid, into something new and wonderful.

Here is what I created.  I hope you like it!!

Carrot & Raisin Salad with Honey Lime Mint Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Carrot & Raisin Salad with Honey Lime Mint Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Honey Lime Mint Poppyseed Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves (thinly sliced)
1/4 teaspoon poppyseeds

Mix well in a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Set aside til ready to use. Store in air tight container in refrigerator.

Salad

2 cups shaved carrots
1/8 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey vinaigrette

Toss well and serve cold.

Enjoy!!

Rox

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MarocMama January 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm

This recipe reminds me a lot of Moroccan salads. I haven’t ever added raisins though. Can’t wait to try it!

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Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs) January 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I never liked those old carrot salads either. Yours looks so much better.

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Linda@There and Back Again January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Great update to an old classic. I love the shaved carrots verses grated. And the dressing sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it!

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crispybitsnburntends January 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

What a great way to use carrots. Flavor combination sounds wonderful. Perfect light salad for a light meal.

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Cindy Kerschner January 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

Never had raisins and mint together.

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Brandie (@HomeCookMemory) January 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

A carrot and raisin salad definitely says “retro” to me! Your dressing sounds so flavorful…I’m not sure I’ve ever had one quite like that!

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Bea January 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

This sounds like a fantastic salad; fresh carrots with tart lime dressing & sweet raisins. Delicious!

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Carla January 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

My dad loves the carrot raisin salad with mayo, waldorf salad I think it’s called? I can only eat a few bites. Yours would be something I could eat more of!

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gottagetbaked January 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Your salad looks so much better than the sad, overdressed salads of your younger years. This is so refreshing, especially with that amazing vinaigrette.

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Faye Leong (@seetfei) January 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Great combination of carrot and raisin and not forget the wonderful dressing for sure will enhance everyone appetite. Great recipe!

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Jenne January 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

This reminds me of a salad the my other halves parents make and they are Czech, The do apples and carrots. Its the perfect fresh side dish. I bet this one is too!

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Cupcakes&KaleChips (@CupcakeKaleChip) January 21, 2013 at 3:29 am

This sounds better than any mayo laden salad to me. So pretty!

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Chris Baccus January 21, 2013 at 1:47 am

My grandmother made this often, usually with finely shredded carrots. I like how you kept it a little thicker and crunchier.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I never eat carrots and raisins in a salad but I think they go really well together. That dressing with poppy seeds and mint is a must-try! Very intriguing!

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Hezzi-D January 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Do you know Chick-Fil-A serves this as a side dish? I probably hadn’t seen it in 20 years when I saw it being served there. I’m sure yours in much, much better though.

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theroxxbox January 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Yeah…I’ve seen it at Chick Fil A, and cringe every time I see someone ordering it…LOL

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Dinnersdishesdessert (@Dinnersdishes) January 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

My dad hated carrots (still does), so we never had anything like this growing up. I love carrots though, so I would be a big fan!

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Conni Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) January 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I LOVE carrot salad! Gorgeous :)

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taranoland January 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Carrot salads were big when I was growing up and this one looks so good!

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Anne @ Webicurean.com January 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I’m with you on this–wasn’t a fan of this when I was a kid, but your version looks awesome!

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akiasi January 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I love carrot and raisin salad, and I especially like the look of yours. The thin strips of carrot look elegant.

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akiasi January 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I love carrot and raisin salad, and I love that your carrots are cut in elegant strips.

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foodiestuntman January 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I remember this! As a kid, I hated it but I see the appeal now that I’m older.

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foodiestuntman January 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I remember this! I used to hate it as a kid but I can see the appeal now that I’m older.

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themessybakerblog January 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I love the way you shaved the carrots in ribbons, and I love the vinaigrette. Yum!

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The Wimpy Vegetarian January 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I was never crazy about the carrot salads of my childhood, but this looks wonderful. Pinning it to make!!

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Samantha Ferraro (@FerraroKitchen) January 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I grew up on carrot salad, but it was a tad different…with mayo or sour cream! haha

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Sherron@SimplyGourmet January 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I think there is nothing more retro in my mind that this salad. I love it! My family would often joke about the carrot salad but we also missed it when nobody made it.

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) January 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I remember having this in the middle of fall after my gran harvested her carrots. So yummy!

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Katie C (@SheLikesRuffles) January 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I’ve never tried this kind of salad before, but it sounds pretty tasty and interesting!

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Lane R (@supperforasteal) January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

This is one of the things that I would have never eaten growing up, but now I’m a huge fan of. Chick fil a has carrot and raisin salad on their menu.

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Arlene @FlourOnMyFace January 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I never ate this salad as a child. I don’t think my mom likes carrots much. But this recipe is all over the place in all my vintage cook books.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina January 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

My wife loves carrot salad!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I love carrot and raisin salad! Your looks delish!! Great idea!

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Shannon @VillageGirlBlog January 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I have never heard of Raisin Carrot salad. It is a beautiful dish! I am going to have to try your version out soon. Sounds awesome!

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