This Healthy Carrot Salad is so good y’all! It is light and oh-so-tasty. I really don’t care for the traditional carrot salad, the mayo is just too much for me! This is a spin off that. It is carrots, sunflower seeds, pecans, craisins all topped with a maple vinaigrette. it’s amazing. I promise you!
I decided to be a little extra and spiralize my carrots. I know, it’s not necessary, but it is so pretty! Here is the spiralizer I use. It is a little spendy, but there are plenty of other options out there that get great ratings.
See….it’s pretty isn’t it!
I needed a salad to use up the big ol bag of carrots I bought when the quarantine started. I knew I needed veggies that would hold for a long time and carrots hold really well in the fridge!
Now, you can add in whatever you want. I chose sunflower seeds, pecans and craisins. A little something sweet, something salty and something crunchy.
I don’t buy any pampered chef tools, but I sure do love this chopper!
Next, start your dressing. Olive oil is great, but you can use another oil if you prefer.
I love glazed carrots with maple syrup, so I knew I wanted to use it for the vinaigerette.
Next add extras with the carrots. We like a good amount of all the extras.
Sorry for these photos. For some reason the coloring on carrots is so hard for me to edit.
Now the dressing. I generally only put a touch on, but this dressing is so good, we used all of it!
Serve and enjoy!
If you are like me and have bought a lot of carrots, I have plenty of recipes for you! See if there is anything here you are interested in!