This carrot salad looks absolutely gorgeous and has a sweet, subtle flavor. It's hard to believe anything this simple can be so delicious. Shaving the carrots is a little messy, I admit, but the dish is well worth it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using short strokes with a vegetable peeler, shave carrots into thin shavings about 2 inches long.

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  • Whisk olive oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, and cumin together in a bowl; pour over carrots and toss gently with a rubber spatula. Season carrots with salt and pepper; sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 9.7g; fat 4.8g; sodium 93.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
Big hit with the family, I used regular carrots that I julienned on my mandolin, a new hot weather salad, thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
My friend's daughter, who does not like carrots, gobbled up this salad because of the light, fresh taste from the carrots marinating overnight in the unique dressing. Definitely a keeper! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2015
i love this salad. i only made half the recipe and i am now regretting it. i want more! it's so light and refreshing with the crispness of the carrots and citrus and a hint of cumin makes for a very delicious salad. oh and it's very colourful and pretty:) thanks cheesemite for sharing your wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2015
Easy salad with ingredients i have. Cumin was very mild but flavorwise not stupendous. I would make it again though Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
Great change for a carrot salad! I just had regular carrots but I bet the colored ones would look pretty on a plate! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Absolutely delicious for how simple it was. First time I made as is and I found it needed way more citrus and less oil for my tastes (granted a "bunch" of carrots is pretty vague so keep that in mind)! Still super good. Next time I added red wine vinegar fresh dill and garlic... phenomenal!! Also thought it was even better the next day so making it ahead of time for a party might be a good idea. Going to try it greek style next with oregano lots of garlic and some crumbled feta...possibilities are endless! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2021
I love this salad! I julienned my carrots as they were slim. I had no green onions so I thinly sliced some red onion and used some dried chives for colour. delicious! I will be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2015
Yum love this salad! I added lime juice instead of lemon as that's what I had on hand and it was delish! I can see orange juice working in this wonderfully too. The hint of cumin gives it that warmth and depth of flavour. It went great as a side with herb roasted chicken and potatoes and of course it's a beautiful salad to look at! I will make this again for sure. Read More
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