Carrot, Apple And Lettuce Salad With Peanut Butter Dressing
Yes, you've guessed it. Carrot, apple and lettuce is all I had in the house in the way of vegetables. Hence the saying " Necessity is the mother of invention"! Because I try to make a salad with every meal (and almost always have salad vegetables available) it came as a shock when I opened the fridge about 10 minutes before supper and found a head of iceberg lettuce and not much else!
I shredded the lettuce, grated an carrot and cored and sliced some lovely pink apples. I mixed it all together and then mixed a table spoon of peanut butter, tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar together. I poured this over the salad and was pleasantly surprised!
Peanut butter brings out the nutty sweetness of carrots and really compliments sweet, juicy apples. This combination is balanced by the iceberg lettuce which adds a cool, crispness to the dish. Amazingly enough, something that started out of desperation has become a salad that I will certainly make again, especially in the cool autumn days when you don't always feel like a salad but know that you need some raw veggies as they are good for you!