With dried cranberries, pecans and a bright-tasting citrus ginger vinaigrette, this carrot salad is deliciously crunchy and sweet.

It’s perfect for a light lunch or brunch and as a healthy side to a burger or sandwich.

Try these sandwiches.

You can also make a sandwich with this Instant Pot Bourbon Pulled Pork to serve a long side your Carrot Cranberry Salad.

Carrot Cranberry Salad

1/4 cup pecan, pieces

3 cups carrots, grated ((about 3 medium carrots)

1/2 cup dried cranberries

4 cups boiling water

Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

juice of 2 oranges

Zest of 1 orange

1 tsp. fresh grated ginger

Bring to a boil 4 cups of water in a lager pot. Remove from burner and place the 3 cups of shredded carrots and dried cranberries into hot water for 30 seconds.

Next, drain off hot water with a colander and rinse with cold water allowing water to drain completely.

Cook’s Notes

The purpose of the boiling water is to soften a bit the carrots and rehydrate the cranberries so the juices and the flavor of the citrus zests and ginger will marinate with the shredded carrot more easily.

Place the shredded carrot and cranberries into a large bowl. Next, add the ginger, citrus zests and juices and mix until well incorporated.

Place some plastic wrap over the bowl and put into the refrigerator and allow to chill, about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator and mix in the pecan pieces.

Read More About The Pecan & Its Culinary Uses

Plate and serve.

More Deliciously Yummy Recipes

Cook Plate Fork

View Comments

Recent Posts

Mascarpone Cherry Cake

An extremely soft and moist melt in your mouth cake. Baked in an iron skillet…

6 hours ago

How To Pair With Spices

Spices have been valued throughout history not only for religious ceremonies and medicine, but also…

1 day ago

How To Make Moist Banana Bread

The banana is the world's most popular fruit. Bananas account for roughly 75% of the…

2 days ago

Sticky Asian Blood Orange Chicken

This Sticky Asian Blood Orange Chicken is a fantastic twist on a classic Chinese take-out.…

5 days ago

Leafy Greens With Oranges Strawberries & Vanilla Vinaigrette

This field greens salad is fresh and flavorful with sweet blood oranges, Cara Cara orange,…

6 days ago

Thai Chicken Fried Rice

Thai Chicken Fried Rice is a very easy, yet deliciously yummy tasting dish. It will…

6 days ago