The 3 Simplest Carrot Salads

carrot salad

Carrots are mostly associated with the colour orange, but they can be found in other colours like yellow, purple, red and white. They can be as small as 2 inches or as long as 3 feet ranging in diameter from 1 inch to over 2 inches. They are perfect for making carrot salads mostly because of their many health benefits and sweet taste.

Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts

Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts

Health Benefits of Carrots

One of the many health benefits of carrots is that they greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases! A 10-year study from the Netherlands showed that participants who ate more than 25 grams of carrots regularly had significantly lower of cardiovascular diseases than participants who ate less.

Carrots are low in calories and are good sources of the following nutrients:

  • Vitamins A, B, C, E & K
  • Biotin
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Copper

Other than the cardiovascular benefits, carrots also help in improving eye health and vision, promoting healthier skin, preventing cancer, as well as protecting and strengthening teeth and gums.

  1. Sweet Carrot Salad

Carrots are crunchy and sweet, and so they can be eaten on their own as a complete salad.

They can be grated and served with any dish without adding any other vegetables or dressing.sweet carrot salad

 

This carrot salad is easy and has a sweet taste.

            2. Carrot Avocado & Tomato Salad

This is another very simple carrot salad you can put together in no time!

All you need is shredded carrots, avocado, coriander (dania), tomatoes, fresh lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Combine all the ingredients and add a little vegetable oil if you want.

carrot avocado & tomato salad

               3. Carrot Fruit Salad

This carrot salad serves as both a veggie and fruit salad. It is made up of carrots, banana slices and orange wedges. And since all 3 ingredients are naturally sweet, this ends up being a perfect salad to accompany savory dishes.

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And that’s it!

3 very simple carrot salads you can put together in on time! So remember to add them to your shopping cart next time you go grocery shopping.

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