By New Year’s, I think most people are burned out by all the cookies, cakes and rich holiday foods. That’s why this salad is perfect to help kick-start the diet.
Grandma’s Carrot Salad
1 bag shredded carrots (or julienne carrots until you get about 4 cups)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup pine nuts
In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the olive oil to coat. Add raisins and pine nuts. Toss to mix. Serve.
–Dina Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, available at Amazon.com