A traditional Rosh Hashanah dish in Israel. This holiday is celebrated near the end of September or beginning of October. The salad is a symbol of a sweet and fruitful year to come!
This is an autumn school food service recipe for Carrots and Cranberries.
Cooking and prep level: Basic.
Adapted from: Chef Cyndie Story
- Prep Time1 hr
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time1 hr 10 min
- Serving Size1/2 cup
- Energy91 cal
- HAACP Process2
- 2 lbs walnuts, chopped
- 10 lbs 2 oz shredded, raw carrots
- 2 lbs dried cranberries or raisins
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 4 T orange zest (optional)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp. 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups vegetable oil
If toasting walnuts, place on a baking pan and bake at 300 F for 6-10 minutes until lightly browned. Set aside to cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl combine grated carrots, walnuts, and dried fruit. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine orange juice, lemon juice, zest, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until blended.
Slowly whisk oil into juice mixture until well combined.
Pour dressing over carrot mixture. Toss to coat.
CCP: Hold at 41 F or below before and during service.
About Kosher meals:
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A little about carrots:
Carrots are the swollen taproots of vegetables belonging to the Umbelliferous family that includes celery, parsnips, parsley, cumin, and dill (look at the resemblance in their flowers). They lend complexity to stocks, soups, and stews with their complex aromatic molecules and add a hint of sweetness (up to 5% total weight of a mixture sucrose, glucose, and fructose). These characteristics have led them to be used in many cultures’ sweets and pastries – carrot cake and the vegetable fudge halwa.
Excerpt from The Chopping Block, Chicago, IL thechoppingblock.com
- 100 servings per container
- Serving Size1/2 cup
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat4.5 g5.77%
- Saturated Fat0.7 g3.5%
- Trans Fat0 g
- Sodium80 mg3.48%
- Total Carbohydrate8.78 g3.19%
- Dietary Fiber1.7 g6.07%
- Protein0.87 g1.74%