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. 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!
Now, you can add in whatever you want. I chose sunflower seeds, pecans, and craisins. A little something sweet, something salty, and something crunchy. Any dried fruits and nuts you want to add in is perfect.
I don’t buy any pampered chef tools, but I sure do love this chopper!
I love glazed carrots with maple syrup, so I knew I wanted to use it for the vinaigrette.
Everything is ready, let’s put it all together!
Now the dressing. I generally only put a touch on, but this dressing is so good, we used all of it!
If you bought a bag of carrots and need some other recipes to use, let me give you a few recommendations.
No way! It is a pretty way to present the carrots, but you can just as easily julienne or even grate them!
Yes. Just make sure you hold off on the dressing until serving.
Without the dressing, I would say up to 4 days.
I love any type of dried fruits- raisins, craisins, dried apricots, figs,etc. I love walnuts, pecans, cashes, and even almonds for nuts.