This recipe is for all of my Aussie readers enjoying the warm sunny February weather. My thoughts and prayers are also with all of the Australians dealing with the horrific storms and flooding downunder. If you or anyone you know has been affected by these tragedies, all my love to you.
I was feeling rather homesick last week as I was swamped with emails from Aussies singing the praises of my vegan potato salad. The gusto, rip-snorting enthusiasm, and good Aussie humour with which these comments came, was so snout-warming and infectious that it has inspired me to post one of my other favourite vegan salad recipes, that can be enjoyed by discerning pigs in the warm weather.
Those of you who have been following me for a while would be aware of my penchant for shredded salads. I am a fan for several reasons: you can use your food processor which makes them quick and easy, they look gorgeous and colourful, and they are easy to eat. But mostly because they appeal to the Socialist in me. Piggy comrades -- by chopping, grating or shredding your vegetables into strips, you can grab the perfect bite with every lift of the fork where every raw morsel gets an equal share of the dressing!
This zesty vegan carrot salad fits the piggy bill, with a well coated mix of carrots, broccoli, cucumber and bean shoots that creates a crunchy tangy taste sensation that is perfect for those Summer barbecues we all look back on fondly once the warm weather has long gone and the Winter chill sets in. You know, the ones where you are sitting out in the steaming hot air until the wee hours of the morning swapping stories in shorts and t-shirts with cocktails in hand. These are the evenings we are all looking forward to over here in the Northern hemisphere!
After making this vegan broccoli salad with Kris last year, we spent most of last Summer chomping down on one version or another! I swear that woman would put Cilantro and lime in everything if she could. But hey, I really can't blame her. It is a winning combination every time. I believe her response was "Oh, this is a keeper! You have to share this on your blog". My response, "Oh yeah….this is the MONEY". What I love about vegan salads is that they are so simple. If you are looking for allergy free recipes, this is one the whole family can enjoy. It is also a quick easy food processor recipe. You can dress this vegan salad up with some chopped raw nuts and seeds. But as this recipe stands, it is a fantastic vegan, dairy free, gluten free, egg free and nut free salad that keeps me in love with raw vegetables.
It is dressed to impress, and absolutely delicious. YUMMO