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Carrot Craisin Salad

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Have you ever caught yourself cross-eyed, staring at a meagerly supplied refrigerator? Recently we found ourselves in a similar situation, coming up with any and all bizarre permutations of ingredients. More a frustrating homework problem than an interesting newspaper puzzle, we needed to fill out our meal with something novel, and like most solutions in life, the simplest is usually the best. A few carrots, dressing, and dried cranberries made for a simple supplement to our otherwise small meal. But don’t feel limited by its simplicity! The recipe is simple enough to allow personal touches with any additional ingredients to increase the complexity of the flavors, or if you prefer something straightforward and humble, yet enjoyable, follow along with this recipe!

Carrot Craisin Salad

(printable version)

Crispy, sweet carrots and dried cranberries with a tangy marinade.

Prep time:

5 minutes

Cook time:

Total time:

7 minutes




  • 2 cups

    , shredded

  • 1/2 cup

    dried cranberries

  • 1 teaspoon

    , powdered

  • Catalina Dressing


  1. Combine all materials.

  2. Serve chilled. This dish can actually taste better the second day, after the flavors have had time to mingle.

What about you - what kinds of dishes have you scrounged together, only to find they're actually quite good?

Linked to: Tuesday Talent Show, Tasty Tuesday Party, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesday, What's on Your Plate?, These Chicks Cooked


  1. >this reminds me of a salad that i really like, and was introduced to by a russian friend. russians make all kinds of salad, and one carrot salad, they call Korean Salad - which is shredded carrots, a dash of cumin and plenty of minced garlic. But my favorite is their carrot salad of shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts and mayonaise - try it out. you will love it

  2. >YUM! might make this with homemade dressing..

  3. Morsels of LifeAugust 30, 2011

    >@Big Spoon - I'll have to give those a try sometime! Thanks for letting me know about those salads. :)

    @Liberty - Let me know how it turns out if you do! :)

  4. Chef in TrainingSeptember 05, 2011

    >MMM! This sounds so good! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  5. Morsels of LifeSeptember 05, 2011

    >@Nikki - Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to link up again, but unfortunately (or fortunately once I get it done), I'm working on somethings "behind the scene" and won't be able to this week. :(