This is a nice crunchy Italian salad that not only tastes delicious but is pretty to look at. This is an adaptation from Vegan Italiano.
2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil (If you’re trying to lose weight use as little as possible of the olive oil.
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. I also like to use some of that nice organic spice from Costco without salt.
16 ounces shredded carrots
1 green pepper finely chopped
4 scallions (both the white and green parts) thinly sliced
6-8 tablespoons golden or dark raisins or both soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes and drained.
In a large bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Let stand about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients tossing well to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. This can sit for 2 days but an overnight is good to be eaten for lunch or dinner the next day.
You can either serve this salad chilled or room temperature.