Carrot salads are a staple in any cook's arsenal and for good reason. They are easy to make, full of vibrant color, and contain a delicious balance of sweet and tangy flavors. And, when you mix in a few of your favorite ingredients, like nuts, dried fruit, and herbs, you can make a truly unique dish that your guests will love.
We've put together a list of 12 of the best carrot salads for you to try. From simply dressed carrots to creative combinations like feta, pistachio and orange blossom, these recipes are sure to hit all the right notes.
So get ready to mix, chop, and assemble a delicious carrot salad that's sure to be a hit!
Moroccan Carrot Salad
In Morocco, many salads begin with lightly steamed vegetables. When hot veggies meet spices and oils, wonderful things happen. Forget about dressing on your vegetables, this dressing is in the vegetables.
Citrus-Kissed Carrot and Avocado Salad with Yogurt and Seeds
Discover the perfect balance of taste and texture in this wholesome carrot and avocado salad, featuring a dreamy citrus vinaigrette, creamy yogurt, and a delightful crunch from sunflower and sesame seeds. Inspired by a dish from the famous ABC Kitchen in New York City, this vegetarian salad will lea...
On a large sheet pan, mix together the carrots, 1 minced garlic clove, shallot, juice from half the orange, thyme, red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp olive oil, coriander, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
Roast for 20 minutes until tender, then let cool to room temperature.
While the carrots are roasting, prepare the dressing by combining 1 minced garlic clove, red wine vinegar, juice and zest from the other half of the orange and the full lemon, honey, 1/3 cup olive oil, a large pinch of salt, and a large pinch of black pepper in a glass jar with a lid.
Shake the jar vigorously to combine the dressing ingredients.
To assemble the salad, spoon the roasted carrots onto a serving platter.
Place handfuls of mixed baby greens and avocado slices around the carrots, then evenly spoon the yogurt on top.
Sprinkle with sunflower and sesame seeds, and drizzle with the desired amount of citrus vinaigrette.
A simple, fresh and gratifying salad with some crunch. Shredded carrots, roasted sunflower seeds and lemon juice: everyday ingredients, but unique when combined.
Adapted from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery