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Oct 14, 2005

Category:Salads and Dressings
Prep Time:Less than 15 min
Special Considerations:Vegan

I made up this colorful, crunchy salad on the spur of the moment since I had some organic carrots and half a can of black beans in the fridge and a friend coming over for lunch on a day when I had no time to shop. Well, the salad was a big hit! And I felt so virtuous, too--all those healthy raw-food enzymes, all that great fiber and nutrition. Not to mention the orange and black looked fabulous together and it tasted truly great. I’ve made it for a few people since then, and everybody wants the recipe, including my elderly parents who can look askance at anything too "weird," so I know this salad has really broad appeal!

I doubled the recipe I used, so you can make enough for 4:


4 large carrots, grated on the large holes of a box-type grater

1 cup cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed

1 scallion, minced

1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (optional--I‘ve made the salad both with and without them and it‘s good either way)


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons ume plum vinegar

1/3 cup safflower mayonnaise

1 teaspoon French herb mix (optional, but it’s really good)

salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Mix the salad ingredients together in a pretty bowl.

2. Whisk dressing ingredients until smooth, then drizzle over the salad, stir to combine, and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Posted: Friday October 14, 2005, 3:33 pm
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Tracy Lynn Shaw (49)
Wednesday August 16, 2006, 9:44 pm
Absolutely to DIE for!! Thank you!!

Courtney Erickson (3)
Saturday September 16, 2006, 1:38 pm
sounds AWESOME! will definitely try this!

Berry Nforgwei (0)
Tuesday February 13, 2007, 1:51 am
thaks for sharing

Wednesday December 2, 2009, 3:57 pm
sounds good!

Maira Sun (34)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:27 pm

Jane Warren (8)
Friday July 22, 2011, 8:11 am
I can hardly wait for Hallowe'en!

On second thought, I am not going to wait!
Thanks for passing this on.

Rikki Tryba (1)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:50 pm
This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


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