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.


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

Toss well and serve cold.



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