Cold & Crisp Carrot Salad

January 2013

This has happened to you. Somewhere in your kitchen or craft room or garage, you’ve had a tool, which though useful, went unused. At some point, you accepted this lack of use, made your peace and sent that tool to a new home. A year later, your January Bon Appétit subscription arrives, and nearly every page of that issue suggests you use that tool which is now just a void in your home. Do you go buy a new mandoline? No, don’t be ridiculous. You use a vegetable peeler and call it an “adapted” version (plus you make a few other changes because that’s how you roll with recipes). Then you set the table and enjoy the adapted version with lovely friends

Carrot and Radish Salad

Carrot Salad with Yogurt & Coriander
Adapted from Bon Appétit


1 cup pecans
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons raw cane sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1 pound small carrots, scrubbed, sliced lengthwise very thinly on a mandoline (or with a peeler)
6-8 medium radishes, cut into thin slices
1 small beet, roasted and sliced thin
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

Himalayan pink sea salt


Preheat oven to 375°.

Toss walnuts and oil on a rimmed baking sheet or in a skillet. Bake until walnuts are lightly toasted and fragrant, 6-8 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with sugar and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Let cool.

DO AHEAD: Walnuts can be toasted 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

Whisk yogurt, vinegar, honey, orange zest and coriander in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

DO AHEAD: Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Place carrots in a colander set in a bowl of ice water. Let sit until carrots start to curl, about 2 minutes. Lift colander from water and drain carrots well; pat dry.

Combine carrots, radishes, beet, scallions and dressing in a large bowl and toss to coat.

Sprinkle with pecans and garnish with Himalayan pink sea salt.

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