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Holiday Salad

December 21, 2012

Hi friends!

We’re packing up the car (and by “we” I mean Ryan), but I thought I’d share an easy recipe with you before we go.  About a week ago, we were invited to an English Department holiday party potluck, and I brought this salad (a variation on a salad that my aunt served during Thanksgiving break).  It was fresh, easy and delicious.

Roasted Carrot Salad:

2 bags mixed lettuce (I used baby romaine; I think arugula would be really good here too)

1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup shelled pistachios

3-4 large carrots, sliced on the diagonal


olive oil

balsamic vinegar


Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Drizzle carrot slices with honey, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  Toss to combine, then place on a baking sheet and roast until beginning to turn golden, about 25 minutes.

Once carrots have roasted, set aside and allow to cool.

Combine carrots with remaining ingredients.  Drizzle with more olive oil and balsamic vinegar.




Mmmm…so easy, and again, I think it’s really nice to bring something fresh and a little lighter to some of these holiday functions.

Okay…we’re off! See you in Louisiana!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2012 2:20 pm

    Soooo yummy! Have a great trip

  2. December 21, 2012 3:42 pm

    The salad looks so festive and delicious! Have a safe trip!

  3. December 23, 2012 5:10 pm

    Oooh this looks awesome! I’m definitely trying this but it’ll be a post-holiday salad for the days when I feel like I need to get my life back in order… and by that I mean the days I need to cut back on the ridiculous amounts of sugar I’ve consumed so far and plan to consume in the next two days. Merry Christmas!

    • December 24, 2012 1:30 pm

      Hahaha…I hear ya. Merry Christmas, Karla!!

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