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    Shaved carrots and zucchini salad topped with red onion, walnuts, and honey lemon vinaigrette.

    This carrots and zucchini salad is a great side dish to any meal, it is easy to make and simply delicious! I love fresh raw carrots and carrot salads – they have a nice sweetness, crunch and are so nutritious. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is necessary and helps improve vision. High levels of beta-carotene also act as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism and help slow down the aging of cells and promote healthier skin.

    With zucchini now in season, I decided to experiment and added shaved zucchini to this salad, and it turned out amazing! This is a lovely side dish to grilled chicken, steak or fish. Using really good extra virgin olive oil will give you the best results.  It takes only about 10 minutes to make.

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    How To Make Carrots and Zucchini Salad

    What you need:

    4 large carrots, washed and ends cut off

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    1 zucchini, washed and ends cut off

    1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

    1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

    2 Tbsp lemon juice

    1/4 tsp organic honey

    salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:

    shaved carrots and zucchini salad

    Shave carrots and zucchini into long thin strips, using vegetable peeler or mandoline. I prefer using the vegetable peeler for the carrots because they are long and thin, and the mandoline for the zucchini. Add thinly sliced red onion to the vegetables.

    shaved carrots and zucchini salad

    shaved carrots and zucchini salad

    In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and drizzle over the vegetables. Toss to coat. Garnish with walnuts and parsley.

    shaved carrots and zucchini salad

    Doesn’t this look delicious!

    shaved carrots and zucchini salad

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    5 from 2 votes
    Shaved Carrots and Zucchini Salad
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     

    Shaved carrots and zucchini salad topped with red onion, walnuts, and honey lemon vinaigrette. This carrots and zucchini salad is a great side dish to any

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Spring, Summer
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 203 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 4 large carrots washed and ends cut off
    • 1 zucchini washed and ends cut off
    • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/4 tsp organic honey
    • salt and pepper to taste
    Instructions
    1. Shave carrots and zucchini into long thin strips, using vegetable peeler or mandoline. Add thinly sliced red onion to vegetables.
    2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and drizzle over the vegetables. Toss to coat. Garnish with walnuts and parsley.
    Nutrition Facts
    Shaved Carrots and Zucchini Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 203 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 18g 28%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Sodium 46mg 2%
    Potassium 355mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 205.8%
    Vitamin C 18.5%
    Calcium 3.5%
    Iron 3.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

    Shaved carrots and zucchini salad topped with red onion, walnuts, and honey lemon vinaigrette. This carrots and zucchini salad is a great side dish to any
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    Comments

    Christina @ Bake with Christina

    What a yummy and healthy looking salad! 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks so much, Christina! 🙂

    How the detailed pictures! This recipe sounds perfect for my diet!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Ambar!
      I am glad you like it! 🙂

    What a yummy and gorgeous looking salad bowl! Full YUM! 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Anu!

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