Creamy Carrot Summer Slaw . . . It’s picnic time!

Summertime screams picnics, for me!  Pack up the basket with food, jump on the bike, ride to a perfect destination, spread out the blanket and viola . . . Picnicking Season has begun!

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Well, I have the perfect summer slaw that yes, screams PICNIC!  It’s creamy, sweet, sassy, crunchy, super nutritious, and doesn’t spoil.  What?  Yes, you read that correctly . . . It doesn’t spoil.  Why?  Well, because it is dairy-free!

Do you remember that carrot salad from the grocery store deli?  Yes, that one!  Oh yes, the one full of mayo, shredded carrots, a scattering of raisins and then more mayo.  It was less than good.  Ok, that was a complete lie.  The brutal truth . . . it was disgusting, at best.  Time to change all that.  The carrot deserves a better slaw!  Of course, it does!  Let’s move forward and move upward . . .

Time for a new carrot salad for your summer picnics . . . Creamy Carrot Summer Slaw!  Crunchy, sweet, vitamin A rich carrots are the star ingredient.  Forget raisins and add in some tart, dried cranberries for intense flavor and bright color.  Creamy tahini makes for a slaw that is both rich and savory while keeping everything dairy-free.  And then simply boost up this slaw to superfood status with the addition of curry and turmeric powder.  Now, you have created a go-to carrot slaw for summer!

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Creamy Carrot Summer Slaw

2 cups julienned carrots

1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 Tablespoon tahini

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

pinch of pink himalayan salt

grind of fresh black pepper

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

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Toss salad until carrots are infused with wet ingredients and spices have been evenly dispersed.

Can be eaten right away for a crunchy texture or allowed to sit and marinate for a softer more infused flavor . . . both delicious!

I added this slaw as a topping on my sandwich . . . divine!

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As a quick and light dinner, I added this slaw to a plate of arugula and topped it with sauteed tofu cubes . . . so yummy & easy! Sorry, no picture . . . ate it up just a wee bit too fast!

Hope this inspires you to start your summer season by filling up your picnic basket, getting outside and dining with friends and family.  Picnicking . . . It is so much fun!

To enjoying a summer picnic . . . one spoonful of Creamy Carrot Summer Slaw at a time!  Hugs, M.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Creamy Carrot Summer Slaw . . . It’s picnic time!

  1. Fantastic idea! The pictures look delicious and so colorful. I can’t wait to add this slaw to my picnic basket and enjoy some family time outdoors.

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