Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crunchy Salad


After all that bread yesterday, how about a really yummy crunchy salad? This one is really super - perfect as a healthy lunch. And it's really good even in the winter, since this is when carrots are at their prime.

Crunchy Salad
Serves 2-3

2 large carrots, coarsely grated
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 green apple, diced
1 shallot, finely diced
1 red bellpepper, diced
100 ml (about 0.4 cups) salted, roasted peanuts, rinsed

For the dressing:
100-200 ml thick yogurt
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
2 cloves of garlic
2 tsp sugar
black pepper

Mix all the ingredients for the salad, and then everything for the dressing. Serve with a good bread - like that potato bread everyone wrote about yesterday!

Recipe in Swedish:
Knaprig sallad


Meeta said...

Oh yes - that really is one tasty looking salad. I actually love these kinds of salads and prefer them often to the ones that have lettuce in excess.

lina said...

Looks really good and beutiful!!!

annamaria said...

Vilken härlig bild! dressingen låter kalasgod! Den tjocka yoghurten är bara så härlig!

Helena C. Rådström said...

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Sam said...

Hi Anne. I made this salad two evenings ago (had left-overs last night again!) and it was amazing. I used cucumber as I couldn't find fennel at our local store. I also used roasted, salted cashew nuts instead of peanuts. My fiance is already asking me when I plan to make it again...so thanks for a winning (and healthy) recipe!

Anne said...

Helena - oh, how fun! :)

Sam - so glad to hear it! Yes, I bet it was great with cashews! Now I want to try that! :)

Nikki said...

OK, a question from the 'beginner' here... what's the purpose of rinsing the peanuts? I assume to get the salt off...?

Anne said...

Nikki - yes, they're way too salty otherwise :)

Jeanne said...

What a great combination of flavours and tastes - not to mention textures! I am definitely going to try this.