Here is the perfect simple salad for a winterís night, sweet enough to delight children, healthful enough to please you, and cheery and colorful enough for everyone.
Carrots, fresh parsley, and a simple garlic vinaigrette make such sweet music, tucked up in a salad bowl together! The color is reminiscent of the brilliant winter sunset, and the antioxidant beta carotene of the main ingredient–as well as the germ-busting power of garlic–will help to keep you and your family healthy in the new year.
3 large carrots
1/2 bunch fresh parsley leaves, stems removed
1/2 clove garlic
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons light olive oil
Salt to taste
1. Peel the carrots and grate them into a salad bowl.
2. Wash and dry the parsley leaves, then chop. Add to carrots.
3. Peel the garlic clove and use the tines of a fork to make a garlic puree. In a small bowl, mix garlic puree, vinegar, and olive oil together, whisking to combine.
4. Add vinaigrette to carrot mixture in bowl, adding salt to taste, and mix thoroughly.
Inspired by Fanny at Chez Panisse, by Alice Waters (HarperCollins, 1992).