Healthy Carrot Salad

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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!

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Healthy Carrot Salad

This healthy carrot salad is a great spin off of the classic carrot salad. It is light and loaded with seeds, nuts and dried fruits.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot salad, carrot salad with no mayo, carrot salad with vinaigerette, healhty carrot salad, healthy salad ideas, salad ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 4-6 cups grated or spiralized carrots
  • 1 cup add in of choice I used sunflower seeds. pecans and Craisins. The possibilities are endless!

Maple Syrup Vinaigerette

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Construct you salad.
    Mix all ingredients for dressing. Shake or mix well. Pour over top of salad and serve immediately. If you want to prep this as a make ahead, you can make the salad and dressing separately up to 2 days in advance. Combine just before serving.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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