By Dr. Meghan MacKinnon, ND
Markham Naturopathic Doctor
Growing up I was lucky enough to spend many weekends visiting my uncle at the Big Carrot, where he was one of the founding members. For those of you who don’t know, ‘The Carrot’ is pretty much the Mecca of health food stores in Toronto. They have a wide selection of organic produce, meat, beauty supplies, delicious healthy food and even their own health dispensary with Naturopathic Doctors! Although the memories are becoming scarce, I clearly remember that I always used to have carrot salad whenever we were there for lunch. This memory inspired me to try making one on my own, which actually turned out quite good! Enjoy!
1 lb carrots, shredded
1 ripe pear, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup of raisins (or dried cranberries)
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1/4 tsp honey
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of almond milk
Mix carrots, pear, raisins and sunflower seeds. Mix dressing and then pour over salad. Stir, toss, refrigerate and enjoy!