February 9, 2013

Apple Carrot Slaw


I had some carrots in the fridge that needed a home and I just didn't feel like cooking them since the weather here in GA has been so warm. It's absolutely crazy... my daffodils are trying to come up. I have really missed winter this year. I know those of you up north think I'm crazy, since you are underneath a mound of snow.

Mom and Dad were flying back from Dad's chemo treatment yesterday and were delayed with all the flights being cancelled. I was a little worried about them, but they are home, safe and sound. Dad is exhausted, but hanging in there.

On the other side of the family, my father-in-law has moved into an independent living place so we are sleeping better around here, since we don't have to worry about him on the stairs. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers.

This recipe is perfectly refreshing with a roasted chicken and homemade wheat bread. I love the addition of celery seeds. I usually add those to our cabbage slaw because that's how MacGuyver's Mom makes slaw. I never thought to add them to a sweet slaw. 

I have the perfect imitation recipe for Chik-Fil-A's carrot slaw and this recipe somewhat reminded me of that, so I left the raisins out of the original recipe to make it different to my family. Let me know what you think.

Apple Carrot Slaw
Adapted from Feast on the Cheap, check out their beautiful photo and original recipe

3 crisp sweet-tart apples, cored and cut into matchstick-size strips
3 large carrots, washed, peeled and coarsely grated
2 tbsp sweet onion, minced
3 tbsp low-fat mayo
1/3 c cider vinegar
1 tbsp real maple syrup
1 tbsp celery seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk mayo, vinegar, celery seeds, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside. Prep the slaw ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.  
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4 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful Aimee! I love a good crunch slaw and the apples make this even better!

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    1. Chris,
      This salad is right up your alley.

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  2. I am a little late reading, forgive me. I hope things are good for you and yours.

    I have pulled carrots all winter and am looking for all sorts of recipes. I have pickled about half a gallon of them! :)

    Really, take care and sending you best wishes!

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    1. Thanks friend, it's an up and down year so far, but we are hanging in there.

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