Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Orange and Carrot Salad

As humans we know the importance of adding vegetables to our daily diet. What about your dog? Don’t forget to let your dog veg out! Here is a pawsitively perfect summer salad that your canine paw pal will beg for! Dish up a large bowl of Peanut, Orange and Carrot Salad for both you and Fido.


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • One 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • One 1-pound bag shredded carrots
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced (for people’s portions only)
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a medium microwaveable bowl, microwave the peanut butter for about 10 seconds to soften. Whisk in the tamari, orange juice and ginger; stir in a splash of hot water if the sauce begins to tighten up.
  2. Stir the carrots into the dressing and toss. For your pooch, pack a picnic-size portion and label it.
  3. For the people’s portions, scatter the scallions and peanuts on the remaining salad; season to taste with salt and pepper.

*** Of course not all food and vegetables are healthy for your dog to eat so do your research first.  If your dog is on a special diet always check with your vet about which foods are appropriate & safe.

Courtesy of Rachael Ray

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