Citrusy Sunshine Carrot Salad

This healthy, succulent salad, inspired by Moroccan flavors, is sure to bring citrusy sunshine to your day! Check out this super easy recipe.

#Moroccan inspired carrot salad with #traderjoesharissa, orange and lime juices and honey. Using #zylissmandolin makes it super easy to make this #salad
Citrusy Sunshine Carrot Salad
#Moroccan inspired carrot salad with #traderjoesharissa, orange and lime juices and honey. Using #zylissmandolin makes it super easy to make this #salad
Citrusy Sunshine Carrot Salad anyone?

Doesn’t citrusy sunshine sound so good in the winter? I don’t gravitate naturally towards salads during the cold months, so I need my salads to be even more appealing in taste and texture. And when you taste this bright salad, you will know why I called it succulent.

Just make sure you let the thinly sliced carrot slices marinate in the lightly spiced orange and lime juice overnight in the refrigerator. That really works for me because come mealtime and I am hungry (as always), that sunshine salad ready in the refrigerator is easy to grab.

I am counting the days until spring. But meanwhile, this salad sure cheers me up. The recipe is so simple, yet the salad tastes amazing. And speaking of spring….it is so figure friendly too 🙂

I used my Zyliss mandolin slicer which makes it a breeze to slice the carrots. I set it to 1 as the thickness. Also for harissa, I used Trader Joes traditional harissa this time. All so easy, right?

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So are you ready for some succulent, citrusy sunshine in your life? Here is my recipe!

Citrusy Sunshine Carrot Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 4 large carrots, peeled ,trimmed and washed
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon Trader Joe’s traditional harissa, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon toasted cumin seed powder
  • Sea salt to taste

To make the Citrusy Sunshine Carrot Salad-

  1. Slice the carrots thin. I used the Zyliss mandolin on setting ‘1’
  2. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and whisk well together.
  3. Add the carrots and toss to coat all the carrot slices.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Serve the next day. Enjoy the succulent, figure friendly salad!

Have a great weekend all!

Love,

Sandhya

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely recipe name Sandhya – and such a good tip to marinate the carrots overnight.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Laura. It is still winter here and the citrusy sunshine makes me feel warm…ha..ha.
      But this salad has become my new favorite. I got a big bunch of carrots yesterday so I could make it again. It is so easy and healthy and the marinated carrots soak up all the flavors.

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  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks nice and tasty

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  3. skd says:

    There is a nice feel overall to this post. First I love the name, then the idea of soaking the carrots overnight, then there is the delicate slicing of the carrots which didn’t lose their color or firmness even after soaking then the final presentation. Win win all the way. And I am looking for healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing Sandhya
    Have a wonderful weekend too
    Ana

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Ana for your thoughtful and sweet comment. This salad is one I will make again and again. It is easy to make and the carrots soak in all the yummy flavoring- so this indeed is a win win for eating healthy and yummy. I am also trying to eat healthy and lose some weight.
      Hope you had a great weekend.

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  4. This sounds so delicious. I love tge seasonings you’ve added.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Myra! This is one of those salads that is so easy and healthy, yet tastes amazing as the carrots soak in the flavors.

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  5. Megala says:

    It looks pretty ! Nice to make it succulent !!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Megala! I see myself making this often.

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  6. reocochran says:

    Oh, how I love to have brightly colored salads and fruits mixtures! Hope this finds your 2018 on a sunny, happy path, dear Sandhya. 🌈

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Robin. I have missed our ‘chats’. Hope you are doing well and enjoying 2018 with your cute grand babies.

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      1. reocochran says:

        I missed your chats, too! I am not sure how; but somehow I made it back to see you. The Long and winding path of blogging. . .🤔
        Hope this year is continuous joy for us, despite the national climate. We have to stay positive and hopeful! 💗

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  7. It is so interesting to see how different cultures choose different spices to accent their recipes. This looks simply marvelous.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Jonathan. In Indian Ayurvedic cooking, spices are also used for their healing properties which fascinates me. Thanks for stopping by. This carrot salad is so easy, healthy and delicious!

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  8. Beyoutiful says:

    That looks pretty and delicious! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Maha! This is so easy to make and tastes delicious!

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  9. It looks pretty too! Thank you for sharing the recipe and inspiring cooking, Sandhya!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Indah!

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