This carrot salad is so easy, using everyday ingredients like raisins, oil, vinegar, and sugar! Since it’s made without mayonnaise it’s a perfect choice when making spring and summer salad recipes!
I am THRILLED to have Elise from Elise Cellucci Photography + Film here today, sharing a carrot salad recipe with us! Elise, welcome! We can’t wait to hear to hear from you… so let’s get to it!
Carrot Salad Recipe
We love carrots at my house and I was tired of the same old salads.
Knowing my girls love carrots, I knew I wanted to make a carrot salad and I wanted to try something new.
So when looking for a carrot salad recipe, I noticed most were made with a creamy sauce as well as using mayonnaise. But, my husband does not like mayonnaise so I knew I needed to come up with an alternative recipe that was healthier and did not have the creamy dressing.
How to Make Carrot Salad
Knowing this, I went to my neighbor who is from Israel.
I remember her telling me that in Israel they have a vegetable with every meal, including breakfast. Every time I go to her they always have a fresh salad as well, so I knew she was the perfect person to ask!
She shared a favorite recipe with me of hers and I took that recipe and added a bit of an American twist to it. Not only did my family love it, but her family too! In fact, her
Shredded Carrots + Chopped Veggies
I promise there is little prep. All you need to do is peel/shred the carrots into thin ribbons. The flavor from the carrots freshly sliced is amazing.
Aside from the carrots, you will need to chop the green onions and mince the garlic. That is all the chopping prep you need to do.
The rest is just mixing everything together. Plus it can all be done in one bowl!
Carrot Raisin Salad
Although raisins and walnuts are optional, the texture and flavors of the raisins and nuts would be hard to pass-up, and something that is expected in a lot of carrot salads! Don’t be afraid to try these!
From the fresh carrots to the yummy dressing, this salad is sure to become a family favorite. I hope you family enjoys it as much as my family (and neighbors family) do.
Heathy Spring/Summer Side Salad: An easy carrot salad the is healthy and made with fresh ingredients.
- 1-2 clove(s) garlic minced
- 3 tbsp oil avocado
- 1.5 tbsp vinegar apple cider
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 6-8 carrots
- 3 green onions
- 1/4 cup walnuts optional
- 1/4 cup raisins optional
1. In a large size bowl, mix together the garlic, oil, vinegar, liquid aminos, brown sugar, and ginger.
2. Peel carrots into ribbons by swiping the peeler from the fat end to the tip. Add to the bowl.
3. Chop the green onions and add to bowl.
4. Mix well. Right before serving toss in the walnuts and raisins.
Thank you SO much Elise for sharing this recipe with us! We love easy salad recipes around here, and especially sides dishes that are perfect to whip up on a busy weeknight or for a backyard BBQ!
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