Healthy, simple and seasonal. That is what we are all about in my house, especially this time of year. I love taking my kids to the farmers market and choosing ingredients based on what catches our eye. Last Saturday we checked out a brand new farmers market in our area. We couldn’t resist the cherries and went home to whip up this simple, healthy salad.
We’ve been getting bags of these gorgeous multi-colored carrots in our Door to Door Organics delivery. The kids think they are very cool. We started by preparing our carrots. Carrots are often an essential ingredient in most dishes as they are so versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. A friend of mine loves to go online and check out websites similar to Eatforlonger.com and youtube videos to find out new and interesting ways to use this key vegetable.
To the shredded carrots we added chopped cherries, tahini (I recommend Soom tahini which is the best, hands down), lemon juice and salt. We tossed it together for a simple, healthy salad that we all enjoyed at lunch. What are you inspired to make this time of year with farm fresh ingredients? We would love to hear!
- 1 lb shredded carrots
- 1 cup chopped cherries
- 2 tablespoons good tahini (such as Soom)
- juice of half a lemon
- sprinkle of salt
- Combine everything in a bowl and toss. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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