When I was a little kid my family went to a restaurant called Morrison’s. It was buffet-style, you picked out what you wanted and the servers plated it for you. It was good ol’ southern food. They had a little salad section at the start of the line with tossed salads, cottage cheese, carrot raisin salad and jello. I always thought that jello was an odd thing to include with the salads, but hey, Morrison’s knew what they were doing. There wasn’t even any fruit embedded in it! Anywho, my grandma, who passed away when I was still very young, always got the carrot raisin salad. I tried it a few times but never liked it much, probably because I didn’t like raisins in stuff. Still don’t care for it now sometimes. As I grew older I would get a tossed salad (mostly iceberg) and douse it in bleu cheese dressing. Mmmmm.
I figured all that went into carrot raisin salad was carrots, raisins, mayo & lemon juice, and my Betty Crocker cookbook confirmed this. Simple, tangy, and good.
I mean really, what doesn’t taste good doused in mayo?
Carrot Raisin Salad
adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook
3 large carrots, shredded (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup vegan mayo (I use Vegennaise)
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp lemon juice
Mix ingredients together. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Here are more laptop lunches! I went longer in between posting them than I meant to…
orzo w/ marinara, broccoli stems & toasted pine nuts, sauteed broccoli w/ garlic, sliced apple, apple fritter, grapes
bbq tempeh pizza, garlic snail, broccoli florets, roasted garlic dressing, marinara
calzone, chocolate tofu pie, grapes
pb&j, roasted asparagus, “cheddar” crackers, chocolate tofu pie
cream of asparagus & white bean soup, chickpea cutlet fingers w/ ketchup, pickled mushrooms, mashed potatoes, grapes
grilled potatoes, grilled mushrooms, corn & smoked tofu, cabbage, apple pie
mediterranean four bean salad, pita, spinach, avocado, chocolate
jerk tempeh, jamaican brown rice & peas, steamed kale, baby carrots, lime, dried pineapple, prunes
samosa tempeh burger on flatbread, mashed cauliflower, dried mango, prunes, chutney & raita
salad & dressing, sunflower kernels, everything crackers, samosa tempeh patty w/ raita & chutney, strawberries
applesauce, sliced tofurkey italian sausage, baked beans, cucumber tomato salad, veggies w/ goddess dressing, dried apricots
lentil bulgur salad w/ lemon, salad, raita, gherkins, edamame, strawberries
lentil bulgur salad w/ greens & lemon, baked beans w/ sliced tofurkey italian sausage, sushi, cucumber tomato salad, strawberries
stuffed shells, steamed broccoli w/ esme’s sauce, bran muffin, mini cucumber, strawberries
multigrain bread, green pepper & mini cucumber, roasted beets, hummus, applesauce
split pea soup, carrot sticks w/ hummus, dried apricots, squash pickles, tangerine
and for tomorrow – twice baked potato, squash pickles, carrot salad, corn & rice cereal, half a tangerine left from today