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February 24, 2016
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California Sunshine Salad

Tri-Color Carrots

You know what makes me surprisingly happy?

 

Veggies that aren’t so boring.

It makes them so much more fun to prepare and eat! In that case, maybe we can convince the kids of that!

 

Shredded Tri-Color Carrots

These particular beauties are from Grimmway Farm’s Cal-Organic. They were fresh and crisp from the grocery store and even more were the prefect base for this salad.  

Additionally, the other major players in this tasty, textural patchwork of flavors are…

crimson raisins in serving bowl

Crimson Raisins!

 

I didn’t have to go far for these since I live near the Raisin Capital of the World! Now that you know there’s a raisin capitol, did you know that 90% of all raisins are from there?

 

Pea Shoots

 Additionally, we’ll add the generally fun and popular pea shoots from Sun Grown Organics

 

pistachios in serving bowl

And of course, crisp and crunchy pistachios to round out the dish.

 

Tangy dressing

Lastly, we can’t forget the tangy dressing which all ingredients will be tossed in. 

 

Sunshine Salad using Tri-Color Carrots with garbanzo beans, crimson raisins, pea shoots, feta cheese and pistachios. Holy yum!

Sunshine Salad with Feta Cheese being Tossed in

Spoon in the Sunshine Salad

After all the ingredients are prepared and tossed in the dressing, we top the salad with pistachios and feta cheese.  

 

Close up of Sunshine Salad

All those flavors are unlike any other. Even though this entire salad is incredible, I think my favorite part is the crunch of the pistachios balanced with the softness of the raisins. But even that was a hard decision to make! 

 

Sunshine Salad in large serving bowl and small serving bowl

 

We know how tasty this looks, so we’d understand if you were starting to get hungry. After all, every ingredient taste great by itself, let alone altogether!

Sunshine Salad

The seasoned dressing blends the tastes and textures altogether beautifully.  

Different from other dishes, serve it at your next family get-together to wow your family!

Make it soon and you’ll see!

Sunshine Salad
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups shredded carrots
  2. 1/2 cup crimson raisins
  3. 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  4. 1/2 cup pea shoots, stems removed
  5. 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  6. 1/2 cup crumbled feta
FOR DRESSING
  1. 3 T. Olive Oil
  2. 1 Lemon, juiced
  3. 1/2 t. cumin
  4. 1/4 t. tumeric
  5. Pinch of ground cloves
  6. Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the carrots, garbanzo beans and pea shoots to a large mixing bowl. Set aside
  2. Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine
  3. Toss the dressing with the ingredients in the bowl
  4. Add the pistachios and feta and toss lightly
  5. Serve immediately
Notes
  1. Will keep in refrigerator for a few hours.
Adapted from Inspiration
Adapted from Inspiration
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