Spicy Carrot Salad

sliced carrots
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
151 Calories
1g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 3g
Calcium 88mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil.

  3. Add carrots and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.

  4. Drain well and let cool slightly.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the juice, sugar, oil, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper.

  6. Toss with carrots and raisins or apples.

  7. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.


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