Quick Raw Carrot Salad

This recipe makes for an on-the-run lunch or snack that gets better the longer you let it sit. If you know you can’t make it out of the office for lunch or need something to help you power through the afternoon, you can make this salad the night before or morning of and can rest assured knowing it will taste even better later – the orange juice soaks into the carrots and raisins and the flavor of the dill becomes stronger.

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I have carrots in some form every day, and for many glowing reasons:

Carrots: lower the risk of breast, lung and colon cancer due to their falcarinol content, are packed with vision-improving vitamin A and beta-carotene, prevent heart disease, reduce the risk of stroke, nourish the skin and can help to treat acne, possess anti-aging properties due to its antioxidant beta-carotene, and are natural abrasives that can help clean your teeth and contribute to dental health.

Quick Carrot Dill Salad

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: no cook lunch snack side dish raw vegan vegetarian carrots dill orange cumin

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 small handful dill
  • Handful of raisins (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp hot red pepper
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange

Instructions

Shred the carrot, dice the quarter red onion, stem and chop the dill, squeeze the lemon, and combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add a dash of salt and pepper.

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Serve for one.

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The raisins give more texture and density to the dish, while the fill and orange keeps this light and zesty. The cumin tones down the sweetness of this dish, giving it a Moroccan twist.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://www.kitchie-coo.com/ Maggie

    Oh, I bet this is delicious after marinating over night! What a creative salad with so many incredible flavors. Yummy!!

  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    Looks wonderful! I love the combination of carrots and dill–I wonder why it doesn’t come up more often? To me the two of them really yell SPRING!

  • http://www.reviewmo.com/ reviews

    i really love the colors~

  • http://twitter.com/LizAshleeBlog Liz Ashlee

    What an interesting recipe..I am eating primarily raw fruits and veggies right now as a form of spring detox..this will be a great recipe to add into the mix..thanks for sharing!! :)