Carrot Salad with Orange, Pomegranate & Mint

IMG_3349Hello friends–  This colorful salad is a recipe from one of my favorite bloggers– Laura who posts her brilliant photos and her warm engaging stories from her home in Australia, out to all of us.  It’s called Laura’s Mess, but it’s not a mess at all– so worthwhile.  I think you’d like it…

We had this salad  Sunday with lunch and Larry like the crunch.  I loved the bright colors and we both thought it super tasty.

CARROT SALAD WITH ORANGE, POMEGRANATE AND MINT
2 large carrots
2 green onion, green stems chopped
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds*
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 navel orange, peeled & cut to chunks
handful of mint, chopped
garnish– more pomegranate seeds, mint, almonds…

Dressing:
6 tab. olive oil
2 tab. white wine or tarragon vinegar
sea salt & freshly ground pepper
squeeze of honey to taste

Peel long shreds off of the carrots rotating as you go.  Discard the stems and hard center.  In a bowl mix together the carrots, green onion, pomegranate seeds, orange and mint.

Whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt & pepper and honey until well blended.  Stir in into the carrot bowl to cover all the veggies.

Refrigerate the salad for 10 minutes to blend the flavors.  The mix in the almonds and spread it on a pretty plate.  You can garnish with a few more almonds, pomegranate seeds, a mint sprig…

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24 thoughts on “Carrot Salad with Orange, Pomegranate & Mint

  1. Beautiful salad! And sounds so healthy! Btw, I would like to invite you to join our Fiesta Friday Link Party. Your salad wil be well received there and you’ll find an extremely friendly group that will welcome you with open arms. 🙂

    • Hi Daisy!! Yep, we need more crunchy salads these days– my daughter & her husband eat all vegetarian in Januarys to get back on good eating track & she comes up with the best new recipes– I need to get over my Christmas eating still with a little more salad, less picking up a sweet!!

  2. Aw this looks beautiful Rhonda! Love your plating. I’m so glad that both you and Larry enjoyed the flavours and the crunch. Sending you hugs, my lovely friend across the seas! xxx

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