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French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Tangy, sweet, and flavorful, this French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish for weeknights dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

Carrots are one the easiest vegetables to consume. They are cheap to buy and can be eaten raw or cooked. Carrots make great sides dishes, and a carrot cake is a perfect finish for a tasty dinner.

Multi Colored Carrots Salad
Multi-Colored Carrot Salad

The ingredients you need to make this French Carrot Salad

  • Carrots: in season now, take adavantage of caolofurl and sweet carrots to create eye popping and delisious recipes.
  • Fresh Parsley: it is always best to use fresh parsley in salad. The taste is not only wonderful but the other ingredients absord the flavors of the parsley a lot better.
  • Scallions: a family of the onion and, the perfect garnish with a hint of pepper that goea great with the vinaigrette. The best substitute for scallions are chopped shallots)
  • Lemon juice: never use bottle lemon juice to make a vinaigrette – always fresh lemons or limes.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: best for vinaigrette. You can also use infused olive oil as a great substitute.
  • Dijon mustard: a good brand of mustard is recommended for optimum falvor.
  • Honey: a little sweetener to balance out the taste of the lemon juice. Try raw honey if you can – the taste is awesome.
  • Salt: kosher or sea salt – which ever ones you have or prefer.
  • Ground black pepper or freshly ground peppercorns work best than already ground black pepper.
Carrot Salad
Multi-colored Carrot Salad

How to make this carrot salad recipe.

A food processor is one small kitchen appliance you will need to make this salad. A vegetable Grater will take longer than a food processor to grate or shred the carrots.

To start,

  1. Wash the carrots well and remove the shin
  2. Shred the carrots in a food processor and set them aside.
  3. Chopped parsley and scallions and set them aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper using a whisk.
  5. Pour the vinaigrette mixture over the shredded carrots, add the chopped parsley and chopped scallions, and toss well.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes and Tips for the Carrot Salad

  • You can use regular carrots or multicolored carrots when they are in season. 
  • Check the carrots for sweetness before adding the honey. You may have to adjust the amount. 
  • Variation for vinaigrette: add garlic, chive or crushed red peppers.

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Multi Colored Carrots Salad

French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Tangy, sweet, and flavorful, this French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish for weeknights dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Salads and Veggies
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs carrots peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 finely sliced scallions or 1tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash the carrots well and remove the shin
  • Shred the carrots in a food processor and set them aside.
  • Chopped parsley and scallions and set them aside.
  • Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl in a whisk.
  • Pour the vinaigrette mixture over the shredded carrots, add the chopped parsley and chopped scallions, and toss well.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

  • You can use regular carrots or multicolored carrots when they are in season.
  • Check the carrots for sweetness before adding the honey. You may have to adjust the amount.
  • Variation for the vinaigrette: add garlic, chive, or crushed red peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 254mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 19175IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword 15 minutes meal, easy vegetables dish, healthy meal, healthy salad, vegan
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Carrot Salad
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