Easy Carrot Salad

This easy carrot salad recipe is such a delicious side dish and can be made in minutes. Dressed in a simple orange vinaigrette, you’re going to love this healthy, tasty gluten-free recipe.

Easy Carrot Salad with honey orange vinaigrette

Carrot salad can sound quite boring. I know, because it does to me. But this salad is anything but boring. Simple? Yes! In fact, this salad only needs a handful of ingredients and most you’re likely to already have lying around.

Ingredients Needed

  • Carrots.
  • Extra-virgin oil.
  • Dijon mustard.
  • Fresh oranges and lemons.
  • Honey.
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish.
Ingredients for carrot salad

How to make carrot salad

  1. Prepare the carrots: Peel the carrots then using a julienne slicer, thinly slice the carrots. You can also grate the carrots on a box grater or slice thinly with a sharp knife.
  2. Make the dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Add the carrots then toss to coat.
  3. Serve: Transfer to a serving dish or bowl and garnish with fresh parsley then serve.

Can I make this ahead?

This salad can be made up to 20 minutes before serving. The carrots will be soggy if you leave them in the dressing for much longer than that.

Carrot salad tossed with dressing.

Serving Suggestions

This carrot salad is a fantastic side dish to a variety of dishes. We love it with rich, fatty meats like pork belly as the sweetness cuts through the richness of the meat perfectly. It’s also delicious with Lamb curry or beef stew.

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Easy Carrot Salad

Easy Carrot Salad

This easy carrot salad recipe is such a delicious side dish and can be made in minutes. Dressed in a simple orange vinaigrette, you're going to love this healthy, tasty gluten-free recipe.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: carrot salad, carrot salad recipe, raw carrot salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb (1kg) carrots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Peel the carrots then using a julienne slicer, thinly slice the carrots. You can also grate the carrots on a box grater or slice thinly with a sharp knife.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Add the carrots then toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a serving dish or bowl and garnish with fresh parsley then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 25260IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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