Carrot, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad Recipe

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Submitted by schett

Makes 6 servings



Here's a light and colorful side dish that complements everything from grilled meats to a spring stew to burgers or sandwiches. It is also a perfect, budget-friendly dish for an outdoor party buffet table or potluck as it won't lose its appeal on a warm day. We like to use organic veggies whenever possible, and for a slightly earthier flavor - or just variety - substitute up to half the carrots with parsnips.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad

1 Salt
1 Ground black pepper
2 lbs carrots, thinly sliced
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1/2 tsp Honey
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup almonds, roasted & salted, roughly chopped

Recipe Directions for Carrot, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add sliced carrots and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together oil, lemon juice, ginger, honey and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. When carrots are done, drain and transfer to bowl with dressing. Gently toss cilantro and onions into carrots. Garnish with almonds and serve warm or at room temperature.
Categories

Side Dish, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 179.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
174
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
131mg
5%
Potassium
566mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
17.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
8.3g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 507% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 7% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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