Spicy Carrot Salad

sliced carrots
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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This spicy carrot salad is made with cooked carrots and a spiced lemon and oil dressing. Cayenne pepper gives this salad a little heat, and the ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give it​ a nice flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/4-inch thick ovals
  • 3 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Dash ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped apples

How to Make It

  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Add carrots and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain well and let cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the juice, sugar, oil, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper.
  5. Toss with carrots and raisins or apples.
  6. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.


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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 151
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 134 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)