For some of you, as it was for me, this recipe will be a little trip down memory lane. I remember having this spread in a sandwich as a child, and how exotic it seemed! Carrots and raisins. Together! Tasty then, even tastier now, for our culinary horizons have expanded and this humble recipe, too, has grown up. Try any number of dried fruit–I love goji berries with this, the orange and red are so vibrant. Add spices or spice mixes, curry powder is super here, and chili powder is no slouch either. Make this as simple, or as simply sophisticated as you wish. Try other roots, too, alone or in combination. I did carrot, daikon, and gojis. Terrific!

2 c grated carrots and/or other roots
1 c raisins or other fruit, chopped or not, depending on their size
1/2 c mayonnaise, or to taste
spices, to taste, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
slices of bread or wraps; or try using lettuce leaves as a wrap

1. Combine carrots and raisins. Add mayo. Stir well. Add spices, if using, along with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well. Use in sandwiches or as a side salad.