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Toasted Hazelnut and Shredded Carrot Salad


  • 1/2 cup peeled hazelnuts, roughly chopped

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (eyeball it)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 pound shredded carrots

  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup currants or black raisins

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped (a couple of handfuls)


Place a small skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped hazelnuts and toast until golden, stirring and flipping them about for about 5 minutes. While the nuts are toasting, juice the lemon into a salad bowl and add the mustard and some salt and pepper. Whisk in the EVOO in a slow steady stream. Add the shredded carrots, red onion, currants and parsley. Toss to coat in the dressing and sprinkle with the toasted hazelnuts.