Thursday, April 30, 2009

Carrot Slaw

My husband made barbecued ribs on Sunday and I decided to make Carrot Slaw. I have not had it in many years, my mom used to make it all the time. I looked around the web for the basic recipe then Dunkinized it!

The red pepper flakes were a fantastic addition, they made you go HMMMMMM!

p.s. thanks for your support, the puppy and I are finally getting a system down and things are going smoother around the Casa!

1 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3 Equal packets
1.5 lbs shredded carrots, I used about 8 carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup Craisins
small can drained Mandarin Oranges
1 tsp crushed red peppers (optional)

In a medium bowl, add mayonnaise, pepper, salt and Equal, mix well.

Add carrots, raisins, Craisins and the mandarin oranges. Stir well, add in your red pepper flakes if you choose to do so!

It is even better the 2nd day!

22 comments:

Sara said...

Glad you're back! This looks delicious, and quite colorful too.

Pam said...

Yum. I've never had carrot slaw before but it sounds tasty.

Glad you and Bella are in a groove...looking forward to seeing more pictures.

Maria said...

Great side dish!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....Cheryl! I am glad that you are back!
I have made a similar salad as this today!
Looks lovely!

Heather said...

mmmm. i make a carrot slaw with pears and a whole grain mustard vinaigrette. one of my faves. this sounds DELICIOUS, too!

MaryBeth said...

I have never seen a carrot claw..unless you take into regards that carrot/raisin salad. It looks great and I bet the pepper flakes gave it a nice zing!!

Kristen said...

That sounds fresh and tasty, like nothing I've made before - I have to admit that my only 'slaw' is bag coleslaw mix with a little dressing, this looks much better!

Christina Kim said...

Cheryl! We are glad to have you back.

So, did you shred the carrots yourself? I suppose if you have a food processor that would help. Otherwise, you are a patient woman!

Also, I love the use of equal as a sweetener, and the Craisins. A perfect summertime BBQ accompaniment!

burpandslurp said...

yay! I'm glad things are getting smoother for you.
carrot slaw! very nice and crunchy...what would you pair them with? I supposed it would make a nice pulled pork sandwich, too!

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds yummy Cheryl. I like that you added mandarin oranges, usually I add crushed pineapple. And I betthe red pepper flakes added something special.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I haven't had that in years. I love how you bumped it up with the mandarin oranges and the craisins!

Paula said...

Mmmm .... I love carrot slaw! Yours looks way better than what I've eaten. I really like the craisins and red pepper kick you added. YUM! Hope you and Bella are having a good day! Hugs and pats to you all! Hope your family member is doing ok, too.

Lynda said...

This looks so good! I haven't had carrot slaw in ages. I love the addition of craisens and oranges; YUM!

Elra said...

Simply delicious. I love carrot salad.

Debbie said...

Glad to see you are back again!!! The slaw looks great...

Netts Nook said...

I remember having carrot slaw as a child it looks and sounds great. WOW

Juliana said...

Yummie! I like the idea of using equal instead of sugar...this recipe would be great for a hot weather that should be arriving soon.

NuKiwi said...

This sounds interesting...my mom used to make a "CPR" salad (Carrot, pineapple & raisin) that wasn't too bad.

Hey, I hope you are doing alright. Hang in there, girl.

finsmom said...

I bet my mom would LOVE this! Looks yummy!

Glad you are back!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks fabulous! Yum!

Ok, potty training tips. First, I must admit the Babies were terrible to potty train--Chihuahuas are the hardest! What finally worked was giving them a tiny bit of a pupperoni treat every time they went potty on the newspaper (or outside) with heaps of praise. Scolding didn't work, newspapers didn't work, phermones didn't work...we just got some stuff at the vet to get the odors out from marking...I'll let you know how it works!

Elyse said...

Mmm, carrot slaw sounds fantastic. I'm loving the depth of color and of course your addition of red pepper flakes. How delicious! I bet it was a wonderful complement to the BBQ/grill out.

Sophie said...

We love slaw at my house, this looks very tasty! I've only made it with cabbage but I know my husband would like it like this -- he's a big fan of veggies.

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