I made this simple slaw to go with our dinner the other night. I didn’t feel like the usual green salad, but I wanted a raw side dish as opposed to cooked vegetables. I actually didn’t have a lot on hand to choose from, but I nearly always have carrots and celery in the fridge, and cranberries in the pantry. These things are fridge/pantry staples for me, so I’m not sure why I haven’t married them up before now. But what a tasty trio they make!
The icing on the cake for this salad was my homemade mayo, which I have recently started making. I can’t believe it’s taken me 3 (maybe 4?) years into my real food journey to attempt to make my own mayonnaise! But it’s so easy to do, it tastes so wonderful and it’s soooo healthy compared to store-bought mayo.
Cranberry, Carrot and Celery Slaw
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup (approx.) homemade mayonnaise
Pepper – couple shakes
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl!
You can use your favorite homemade mayonnaise, or here’s my recipe if you need one:
Makes 1 cup
1 whole egg, at room temperature (important to use a good quality egg from a pastured hen!)
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard (plain or Dijon)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons (approx) liquid raw honey
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or blend of olive and expeller-pressed sunflower oil)
1. Blend egg, mustard, salt, honey and lemon juice until smooth (I use an immersion blender).
2. While the immersion blender is running on low, hold it with one hand and slowly pour in the olive oil with your other hand until all oil has been poured in. By the time you’re finished pouring, the mayonnaise will have magically thickened!.
3. Check seasonings and add more salt/lemon juice/mustard/honey to taste.
4. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge where it will keep for up to two weeks.
Note: If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also make this in a food processor by slowly pouring in the oil through the opening while the motor is running.
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