Friday, September 13, 2013

Carrot Salad with Basil Mayonnaise

You’re going to love this outstanding summer salad!
How grate is this? 
It’s easy, quick, and economical - especially if you’ve got fresh basil that
’s begging to be used.

Carrot Salad with Basil Mayonnaise:

To Prepare the Salad: 

4 large carrots, grated
4 very thinly sliced green onions (see Note)
2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped (optional)
¼ c. uncooked frozen peas

Combine above ingredients, tossing well. Serves 4.

To Prepare the Basil Mayonnaise:

1 c. mayonnaise
¼ c. fresh basil leaves (no stems)
½ tsp. dried lemon zest
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Place dressing ingredients in a blender goblet, whirring at high speed until smooth.

Note: I wanted the “zing!” of green onions, but didn’t want their taste to overpower this salad. The grater disc of my food processor quickly achieved the ultra-thin slices I sought. The same grater disc made quick work of the carrots ... far better than the old-fashioned way!

Is there a food processor in your future? There should be! 

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