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This beautiful Carrot Salad is a healthy side dish filled with bright, fresh and delicious flavors. Shredded carrots are tossed with a light sweet and tangy vinaigrette. This is undoubtedly the BEST carrot salad! It’s also naturally Paleo, low-carb and gluten-free.
Carrot salad recipes vary by regional cuisine. But usually, it’s made with shredded carrots and has a sweet & tangy taste due to the dressing. Carrot salad is popular in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe. Some people also call it Korean Carrot Salad or Russian Carrot Salad because ethnic Koreans living in post-Soviet Russia created the salad when they didn’t have a special type of cabbage to make kimchi.
Growing up, I loved when my Mom made this salad because it’s so light and flavorful, and the dressing is amazing – it’s definitely the star of the salad! This carrot salad recipe has the right ratio of sweet and tangy ingredients for the perfect carrot salad dressing. It’s seriously the BEST ever carrot salad! It’s so easy and quick to make! If you make it, please let me know in the comments below how you like it.
You will simply not believe how amazing a handful of simple of ingredients can taste! I had a hard time stopping taking a bite after bite. And the best part – it’s 100% healthy and made with wholesome ingredients. Yes, healthy food can be delicious!
What to Serve With This Salad
You can serve this healthy carrot salad as a side dish with grilled or baked chicken, fish, or even a sandwich. It’s also a great potluck salad that can be made ahead of time. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter.
How To Store This Carrot Salad
You can keep the carrot salad in the fridge for a few days. It holds up very well covered in the fridge. It actually tastes even better if you place the salad in the fridge for at least 1 hour to allow for flavors to meld.
How To Make Carrot Salad
You may be wondering ‘Can you make carrot salad without mayonnaise’? Yes, absolutely! This shredded carrot salad is much lighter and has a bright flavor!
All you need for this easy and quick carrot salad recipe is one main ingredient: shredded carrots. You can also add 1 clove minced garlic, and a light sweet and tangy vinaigrette made with olive oil, vinegar, honey, coriander, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together and serve it cold. If you have time, you can let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour for best flavor.
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Carrot Salad Recipe
Carrot Salad Dressing
- 5 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- chopped fresh parsley
- Peel and shred carrots using the large shredding holes on a grater. Add minced garlic to the carrots.
- Mix all salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Pour dressing over the salad and toss everything. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
- Top with chopped fresh parsley and serve cold. If you have time, you can let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour to let all the flavors meld.
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Thank you for this beautiful site. I am a 65yr old women who has never really learned how to cook. I know how to make a couple thins but usually its quite simple…baked potatoes, salad and cottage cheese for example.
I have always wanted to try a carrot salad.
My question…can i make it a day ahead, or at leas
t shread a day ahead?
Hi Gayle, yes, of course you can shred the carrots a day ahead and store it in the fridge. Then just add the dressing before serving 🙂
I eat carrot sticks almost every day, and this looks like a delicious way to get my stick fix! Thanks for your sharing and wait new your post!!
Delicious and fresh tasting carrot salad! Made it tonight with dinner and also served with grilled steak and grilled green beans. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful, healthy recipes!
Not the biggest salad fan, but this carrot one really got me!