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Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing

Adding protein ups the nutrition in classic carrot salad as well as makes it a filling meal.

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This is a recipe submission from my lovely sister, Priya. She lives the big-city life in Chicago where she has the luxury of sampling a variety of different types of foods. Don’t let her humble preamble fool you, she is actually quite the inspired cook and works her way through the spice cabinet with confidence. Her favorite foods not only look beautiful but they also taste really good and are generally pretty good for you too. Here are a few words from my sister herself:

“I had a State of the Union party with some friends and thought the quasi-intellectual occasion a good one to make some delicious food. I don’t cook much, so don’t really have my own recipes, but nabbed some easy and reasonably inexpensive ones off epicurious.com. I did a little reinterpretation of the carrot and cranberry salad with ginger dressing by adding some protein and substance (tofu!) to it, to make it more ‘meal-like.’ As you can see in the photo below, I complimented my meal with a cool, refreshing whiskey ginger.”

Spoken like a true city girl! OK, here’s her recipe:

Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing

Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing

Adding protein ups the nutrition in classic carrot salad as well as makes it a filling meal.
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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Asian
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Salads, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients
 

  • 14 oz soft tofu
  • 5 large green onions sliced
  • 1 bottle ginger dressing I cheated! See epicurious.com for dressing recipe
  • 4 cups shredded carrots
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 cups bean sprouts

Instructions

Nutrition Facts
Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing
Amount per Serving
Calories
462
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
17
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Sodium
 
101
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
584
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Vitamin A
 
21706
IU
434
%
Vitamin C
 
20
mg
24
%
Calcium
 
197
mg
20
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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