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Simple Carrot Salad

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I cannot get enough simple carrot recipes – it’s one vegetable that’s always in season and affordable, not to mention the kids love it! This Simple Carrot Salad is perfect for prepping the night before – or making a large batch and enjoying throughout the week.


This simple carrot salad is French-inspired, but can be altered with additional ingredients however you’d like! It is a great basic recipe that adapts to new spices or veggie additions well, making it a great recipe to have in your repertoire. My daughter likes hers with shredded apple and cucumber, and we’ve also replaced the oil with a bit of mayonnaise for a creamy version of this carrot salad. So far we have not stumbled on a combination that hasn’t worked!

Recently, we’ve been going through a bit of an Aladdin phase at my house, so I’m using the opportunity to introduce the kids to Moroccan and Arabic flavorings. Sprinkling some Zatar or Sumac on this simple carrot salad is a great way to kick up the flavor, but it’s completely optional and the salad is still delicious without it.

Also, feel free to replace the Dijon mustard with a whole grain mustard or honey mustard. This is really a salad where you can customize the ingredients to suit your palate and nothing is lost.


I love to pair this recipe with this quick, easy, flavorful Balsamic Chicken Breasts Recipe!

What’s your favorite easy salad recipe?

For more delicious & simple salad recipes, check out our Hawaiian Macaroni salad and Sunshine salad.

Simple Carrot Salad

Simple Carrot Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Light and delicious salad!


  • 1 pound carrots peeled
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 finely sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon zatar optional


    Shred the carrots and place in a large container.

    Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

    Remove the garlic and replace any wilted parsley.

    Add the zatar if using and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

We will just love your Carrot Salad! Thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday, I really appreciate you sharing with us! Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Saturday 20th of May 2017

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree

Thursday 18th of May 2017

This looks great! I love carrots and really don't eat them enough! I'll have to give this salad a try over the summer!


Monday 15th of May 2017

Yum! I love this interesting salad. Carrots are so delicious, I have no idea why I haven't made them into a salad. Thanks for the simple recipe. :)

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