This salad is wonderful to add to the table during holidays and special occasions but also during the summer months. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene which helps to protect you from the damaging effects of the sun's rays. They also contain vitamin C and a wealth of other nutrients. When buying these delicious root vegetables, choose carrots with the deepest, darkest orange color as they contain the highest levels of beta-carotene.
1 apple, cored and grated
2 carrots grated
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 T lemon juice
1 T lemon zest
1 1/2 t grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup walnuts, soaked 6-8 hours, chopped
1 T shredded coconut
Combine apple, carrots, currants, orange juice, lemon zest, and ginger. Stir in the walnuts and coconut just before serving.
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