Carrot Salad With Lemon Dijon Dressing

August 12, 2022
Homegrown carrots are so much more intriguing and beautiful than carrots that have been grown in a conventional way. They have all kinds of irregularities and quirks that make each one truly unique. My favorite are the ones that grow in with an extra limb, making it look like the carrot has a long pair of legs. I love all of the different colors as well, some bright yellow, and some with darker red hues. It’s fun to peel them and see what vibrant color will be revealed once the skin is removed. I have found that the easiest way to prepare carrots is to grate them and toss them in a dressing to make a light summer salad.

Since carrots are naturally sweet, I tossed them in a lemon dijon dressing to add some acidity and tang. I also had a big bundle of fresh parsley, so I tossed that in to brighten up the flavors. Feel free to use whatever seasonal herbs you have on hand. This salad is perfectly crunchy and delicious enjoyed over some greens or served as a side dish. I even used mine to top a veggie dog and it really helped to elevate the flavor and take it to the next level. This salad is so simple to make and is almost completely raw, bringing a bunch of health benefits to the table. You can easily double the recipe to bring to your next warm weather gathering.
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Carrot Salad With Lemon Dijon Dressing

Recipe Type: Allergen Free Detox Salads
utensils YIELDS 3–4 servings
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  • 4 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 bunch (about 1 1/2 cups) fresh parsley, shredded
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup green onion, chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
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1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the carrots, parsley, and both onions.

2. Add all ingredients for the dressing to a blender and blend well, until smooth and creamy.

3. Pour the dressing over the carrot salad and mix well to coat.

4. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving for best results.

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Photo: Lauren Sacerdote

Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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