5 Tastiest Carrot Salads. Every Day A New Dish With Little To No Cooking!
April 5, 2019 14:20 By Fabiosa
Since childhood, we were constantly told to eat carrots because they improve vision. And all thanks to beta-carotene – a carotenoid that the body turns into vitamin A. It is very useful for the eyes indeed. In addition, this vegetable contains vitamins B, B3, C, E, and K. Doctors recommend including carrots in your diet in case of gastrointestinal disorders, improper metabolism, disorders of the urinary system, cardiovascular diseases, as well as colds. Those who are losing weight will be also pleased to know that there are only 52 calories in 1 cup of chopped carrots.
Here are 5 recipes for low-calorie carrot salads. Just don’t freak out about adding some healthy fats. Vitamin A is fat-soluble, so they should go together to fully digest.
1. Carrot salad with tangerine
- 1 carrot;
- 1 tangerine;
- 3.5 oz of celery;
- mint (to taste);
- 1.8 oz of nuts;
- olive oil (to taste);
- lemon juice (to taste).
Peel the carrot and grate it. Peel the tangerine, segment it, and cut each segment in half. Crush celery, mint, and nuts. Add to the salad and season with olive oil and lemon juice.
2. Spicy carrot salad
- 10 oz of carrots;
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 1 tbsp. of fresh parsley;
- 0.5 tsp. of red pepper;
- juice of 1 lemon;
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil;
- salt, black pepper (to taste).
Julienne the carrots. Add chopped garlic, then season with olive oil and lemon juice. Add salt, black and red pepper. The salad can be served with pomegranate seeds and parsley.
3. Carrot delicacy salad
- 3.5 oz of grated carrots;
- 1.8 oz of grated apple;
- 1.8 oz of orange;
- pumpkin seeds (to taste);
- olive oil (to taste);
- 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar;
- Bell pepper and honey (optional, if you like sweet salads).
Grate carrots and apples. Peel and segment the orange. Add pumpkin seeds, oil, and wine vinegar.
4. Carrot salad with raisins in sauce
- 12.3 oz of carrots;
- 1.2 oz of raisins;
- 2 sprigs of parsley; ⠀
- 4 tbsp. of sesame seed paste;
- 2 tbsp. of water;
- grated ginger (a tip of the knife amount);
- 1 tbsp. of lemon juice;
- 1 tbsp. of maple syrup.
Grate the carrots, then add raisins and chopped parsley. To make the sauce, blend sesame seed paste, grated ginger, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a blender. Add boiled water if the sauce is too thick. Season the salad with this sauce.
5. Salad with baked carrots and avocados
- 28 oz of carrots;
- 1 avocado;
- 4 tbsp. of olive oil;
- salt, pepper (to taste);
- sesame seeds.
Cut each large carrot into three equal parts and each resulting part into four. Pepper and salt the carrots, adding spices to taste. Add olive oil. Place the carrots on a baking pan and into the oven preheated to 356°F. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut the avocado into half rings and sprinkle them with the juice of half a lemon. Then mix the baked carrots with the avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to taste.
This recipe is designed for 4 servings, so a quarter of an avocado won’t hurt your diet.
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