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California Sunshine Salad

February 24, 2016
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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California Sunshine Salad

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

You know what makes me happy?  Veggies that aren’t boring.

It makes them so much more fun to prepare.

And eat!

 

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

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

 

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

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

Crimson raisins.  I didn’t have to go far for these as I live near the Raisin Capital of the World!

 

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

 Fun and popular pea shoots from Sun Grown Organics

 

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

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

 

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

All tossed in a tangy dressing 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Holy mother of yum!

 

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

All those flavors, married together, just waiting to be devoured.  I think my favorite part is the crunch of the pistachios balanced with the softness of the raisins. 

 

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

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

The seasoned dressing blends all the tastes and textures together beautifully.  

Serve it at your next family get-together or better yet, take it to this year’s Easter celebration!  

I promise, everyone will love it!

 

Here is the recipe for ya…

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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