Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula &
Indio, California: The Road Warriors
have return to Indio (for a few days). Our place was pretty dusty after a
roaring wind storm during our absence, but we tidied-up and enjoyed perfect
evenings Tuesday and Wednesday. Warm. No wind. Most coaches in our area of the
resort have departed for the season (already?). It is quiet.
Thursday brought cooler temperatures (85°), a little
humidity, and clouds. Perfect
day to try a new recipe requiring roasting root vegetables - in my outdoor oven.
After five days of restaurant meals at the Final Four, too much pizza and horrible
gastronomic choices inside
football basketball stadium (when they hadn't run out of food altogether), it was time for a veggie main-course salad.
Once again, the New York Times Food section had an interesting recipe to
Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula and Pomegranate. Except I didn't use the
pomegranate seeds, because I didn't have pomegranate seeds and could not find
pomegranate seeds. I used feta. I had feta.
The recipe calls for roasted carrots, shaved fennel and
arugula tossed in a vinaigrette made with Pomegranate molasses, olive oil,
garlic and Dijon mustard. Suggested add-ins are pomegranate seeds, dill,
mint, walnuts or crushed pita chips.
With all the condiments on-hand, I only needed to purchase
the greens, a bulb of fennel and a bunch of carrots.
The Ralph's Grocer (Kroger) in La Quinta had organic
And what fun surprise when I sliced into the purple carrot!
After reading the comments at the bottom of the recipe page
on the New York Times website, I
too agree it would be a good idea to roast a few extra carrots. They
shrink-down quite a bit.
Shout Out to My Driver. Not a lover of cooked carrots, he
finished his salad.
I used walnuts, mint and dill. We really enjoyed the salad, but
thought it was over-dressed. Next time I will use less vineigrette. Also, a little
slivered celery would be a nice addition - celery and fennel are so nice
together. Shaved parmesan would also be nice.
HAPPY NEWS: Colleen and Rick arrived back to Alberta just in time to welcome
a healthy grandson. Congratulations to your family.
Until my next update, I remain, your apron-wearing-once-again correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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