I have been making variations of this quintessentially Israeli salad for almost 30 years. Not only does it taste and look good, but it is so easy to prepare that I make it for last-minute dinner guests when I have no lettuce in the house. (Somehow my fridge is always stocked with raw carrots.)
Note: You can add orange slices and/or radish slices to garnish this salad. Add grated or julienned celery root with the carrots in winter.
The Foods of Israel Today by Joan Nathan - Published by Knopf; First Edition edition (March 6, 2001)
Darra Goldstein is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, an 888-page reference guide to all things sweet. "The book is really a compendium of human desires, a cultural history of desire for things that are sweet and what it has caused in the world, in both the realm of pleasure and also of pain," she says.