Carrot Salad with Peeled Snacks Dried Cherries

Last night as I unpacked my weekly box of produce from Urban Organic I realized that I already had three bags of organic carrots in my fridge. Three! I'm not even sure how that happened but I'm pretty darn excited about it.

Months ago, LaLa Lunchbox teamed up with Peeled Snacks and their dried cherries, while only available for a limited time, are beloved by my family members - I was psyched to combine them with my carrot  overflow. I absolutely love these dried cherries - and feel great serving something to my family with a label that says "organic cherries. Nothing added."

I came up with the recipe below to combine the earthy carrot flavor with the succulent dried cherries from Peeled Snacks alongside some of our summertime favorites and it made for a wonderful lunch salad today. 


I peeled and roughly cut all three pounds of carrots and steamed them until they were al dente. Some of it made for a fantastic snack last night as my husband and I feverishly tried to catch up on past episodes of Breaking Bad before the new season begins. Today I combined a pound of them with Peeled Snacks dried cherries, avocado, cilantro, lime, scallion and spices (full recipe below) and the outcome is awesome. I've been so into grain salads and kale salads lately, and this is a refreshing, welcomed change.  



1 pound of carrots, peeled, chopped and steamed
1/2 cup Peeled Snacks dried cherries
1 scallion, chopped
1/2 avocado, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Eat right away or let it sit so that the flavors intensify. Enjoy!