Carrot Salad | Carrot and Dates Salad with Peanut

>>  Monday, December 10, 2012

We are starting the second week of Blogging Marathon #23, with the theme cooking with carrots. As such carrots are widely used as part of the ingredients in many dishes. Other than the Gajar Ka Halwa, I really couldn't think of any dish that stars carrot as the single main ingredient. So I had to search through my filed recipes and hopefully I have come up with something interesting.

For the first day, it's a simple salad with carrots and dates. Though this ended up being sweet in taste, I enjoyed it. Amma refused to taste it saying it's sweet and Hubby dear naturally couldn't eat beyond his small serving. This is not for those who prefer spicy salad. In fact this tasted more like a dessert than a salad. But then when some can start their day with sweet breakfast, why not start their meal with this delicious Carrot salad. 
The surprising element in this salad is the crunchy crushed roasted peanuts adds to the salad. The honey adds to the carrot sweetness and pepper gives a kick. On the whole this salad surely makes a great filling if you decide you really want to skip a meal.

Carrot and Date Salad

Ingredients Needed

Carrot, grated - 1 cup
Dates - 5 -7 nos
Honey - 2 tsp
Pepper for taste
Roasted Peanuts - handful

How to make the Salad

Wash and grate the carrots. In a bowl, take the carrots, finely chopped dates, mix in the honey and sprinkle the pepper. Toss well and chill until serving.

Just before serving, add in the crushed peanut and mix well.

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vaishali sabnani December 10, 2012 at 7:55 AM  

I think it 's a wonderful salad. I make this quite often. , but I add green chilly to give that kick. The flavor of honey n the crunch of peanuts is simply too good , one of my fav salads, n well if some people dont like it its ok one can't like everything isn't it ?

Arthy Suman December 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM  

Awesome salad dear...

The Pumpkin Farm December 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM  

i often add raisins to my carrots (salad if i can call grated carrot that), this is a good combination and the salad looks befitting for the winter

Chef Mireille December 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM  

what a great combo of flavors

Nivedhanams Sowmya December 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM  

so healthy and I love the addition of dates in the salad!!!
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Priya December 10, 2012 at 11:26 AM  

Just cant ask more, wow wat a wonderful combo..Am in love with this salad.

Amelia December 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM  

Hi Srivalli, your salad look so refreshing. Thanks for sharing the appetizing salad.

Have a nice day.

foodiliciousnan December 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM  

I too made a 'sweet' salad once with carrots and orange that was dubbed dessert by everyone, but who cares what it is as long as it is consumed and loved by all! Nice one with dates and peanuts

PJ December 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM  

Nice textures in this salad. kids will love this sweet version of salad...

Pinksocks December 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM  

Thats a classic one :)

divya December 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM  


Nisha Sundar December 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM  

Different and a healthy one for the sweet tooth.. :) :) Dates and honey and carrot, just cant complaint.

Jayanthi December 11, 2012 at 5:31 AM  

I've never eaten carrot as a sweet salad...I'm more of a spicy salad eater. They look very good though!

Pavani December 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM  

Love the addition of dates to the carrot salad. Honey must have made it so delicious.

sushma December 12, 2012 at 5:21 AM  

Nice salad. Loved adding dates to this.

Suma Gandlur December 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

We prepare kosumbari often but never paired carrots with dates. Interesting one.

rajani December 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

I used to make paneer, carrot and raisin salad. This also sounds nice. I like kosumbari also, soft moong dal paired with crunchy carrots..yumm!

preeti garg December 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM  

Nice and very healthy salad with carrot

Sreevalli E December 13, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

Healthy salad.. Love it.

rekhas kitchen December 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

this one is one of my favorite salad I used to make thi with raisins.. very healthy one.. and you know I like this as a stuffing for sandwich yummm...

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