Savory Carrot Salad

Savory Carrot Salad - A healthy side dish full of fresh, delicious flavor.

Savory carrot salad is a great addition to any meal but it’s perfect for a BBQ.

I don’t particularly like sweet grated carrot salads, you know the ones with raisins, and neither does my daughter. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t like raisins at all. So I try to avoid using them in our recipes.

I wanted something different for our side dishes to go with our barbecued chicken and this was perfect.  Even my husband ate it and sang my praises. He is not a vegetable person.  Don’t even try to get him to eat a brussel sprout, it will NOT happen.  My daughter on the other hand absolutely LOVES roasted brussels sprouts.  I know, I’m just as surprised as you, but she has never been a picky eater.

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French Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad ingredients

If you have a food processor you can whip this dish up in about 10 minutes.  It’s that easy and you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

Just grate the carrots in the food processor. Transfer the shredded carrots to a large bowl.

To prepare the salad dressing. In a small bowl combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, vegetable oil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Chop the parsley, toss it in with the carrots and pour the dressing over and mix thoroughly.

French Carrot Salad in a glass bowl

Voila! Your side dish or lunch salad is done.  Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.

If you make this recipe ahead of time check the seasoning before serving. You can add more dressing ingredients if you like. A hit of more lemon juice, salt, or pepper.  Just don’t overdress. It should not be swimming in the dressing, just coated.

French Carrot Salad in a glass bowl

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French Carrot Salad Recipe

French Carrot Salad

A healthy side dish full of fresh, delicious carrot flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side, vegetarian
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: carrot salad, grated, savory
Servings: 4
Calories: 88kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots peeled
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey depends on the sweetness of the carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 finely sliced green onions

Instructions

  • Grate the carrots in a food processor and transfer to a salad bowl. Add the parsley.
  • In a small bowl combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, vegetable oil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the carrot mixture and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 19173IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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    I love carrot salads, your version with the honey mustard dressing sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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