Sunday, April 05, 2009

Carrot & Apple Salad with Yogurt, Mint and Honey Dressing

My box season is starting so much earlier this year thanks to my new 2009 Spring subscription from the Genesis Growers CSA. I anxiously picked up my first box, not really knowing what to expect. It is, after all, April in Chicago, and there’s not much growing. But the box was heavy and packed with onions, beets, potatoes and giant carrots – some of the biggest carrots I have ever seen (the beets were giant-sized, too!). After a winter of heavy, warm foods I was craving this crisp, tart but slightly sweet Carrot & Apple Salad with a yogurt, mint and honey dressing. Exactly what I needed to brighten a dreary, rainy Spring day.

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Carrot & Apple Salad with Yogurt, Mint and Honey Dressing


Jaspreet said...

What made you decide to change the farm from which you get your CSA?

J.Noelle said...

Hi Jaspreet,
I'm still going to receive the Angelic Organics summer and winter shares, but they don't start until the second week of June. So I thought it would be fun to sign up for a Spring share from another farm who starts their growing season much earlier. Thankfully, the boxes won't overlap -- I don't think I could handle that!
~ J.Noelle

Georgia (Milo & Nutella) said...

If I was not still full from a late lunch, I would prepare this for dinner.

desi said...

I am making this for the second time in a week and a half because it's so delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

kcallahan said...

This is a really nice salad; I made it tonight with a ham and asapragus frittata -- YUM.