I harvested our first carrots last week. After our dry spell, i wanted to wait until we had a nice soaking rain before I started pulling the carrots out of the ground. There is nothing worse than breaking off a carrot mid-pull for a gardener. I am celebrating this first harvest with a simple salad with green apples and pecans tossed together with a maple syrup and apple cider vinegar dressing that has become my dressing for all our salads this season,
Carrot & Apple Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette
by Inspired by the Seasons
- 2 tsp shallot, finely chopped
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1/3 c olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
Place all ingredients in a lidded jar and shake until combined.
For the salad:
- 2 1/2 c grated or spiralized carrots
- 1 green apple thinly sliced
- 1/2 c pecans, chopped
Combine in a bowl and toss with dressing, start with about 3 T of vinaigrette and go from there. Serve right away or better yet, refrigerate overnight,
Click the images below for more fall salad inspiration.