July 07, 2014

Italian-style Carrot Salad


Ingredients:
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz shredded carrot
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Toss all ingredients together in a small bowl. Allow to sit 30 minutes prior to serving.


My thoughts:
I was trying to think of something fun to make to serve with take-out pizza. While I love Matthew's Pizza; I do not love their salad and salad is how I can fool myself into thinking I had a well-rounded dinner on pizza night. I had a bunch of shredded carrots so I turned them into a bright, light, raw salad with a lively vinaigrette and loads of garlic. I can't get enough of salads like this is in the summer; super easy but full of flavor and a bit more interesting then the old lettuce-cucumber-tomato that is easy to fall back on.


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