Shaved Carrot Salad with Pecans and Tangy Honey Vinaigrette

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on May 20, 2010

Here’s an easy, simple carrot salad that will be a great side dish. I love packing this for a summer picnic. Sweet, tangy, crisp yumminess! I like shaving the carrots into ribbons or strips using a vegetable peeler. If you wish, you could grate or julienne them.

Tips

- For extra crisp carrots, place the shaved carrots in a bowl of water with ice cubes.  Pat dry before dressing
- When you measure the ingredients for the vinaigrette, measure out the olive oil first. Then use the same measuring cup or spoon to measure the honey. They honey will slip out of the olive oil coated measuring spoon easily
- The vinaigrette will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, so its a great make ahead item!
- I used white wine vinegar for the salad dressing. Apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar will also work well. For a citrus touch, try adding lemon or orange juice and zest 

I love serving salad dressing in this mini creamer jug I brought back from my trip to Thailand.

Shaved Carrot Salad with Pecans and Honey Vinaigrette Recipe

serves about 2

3 medium carrots
3 tablespoons chopped pecans
Honey vinaigrette, recipe below

Peel the carrots. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrots into long ribbons (see photos above). Lightly toast pecans in a skillet. Sprinkle pecans over shaved carrots. Serve chilled, with honey vinaigrette (recipe below).

Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
Whisk together 2 tablespoons each of olive oil, honey, and white wine vinegar. Add salt to taste.

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1 marie May 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

this is a great idea. carrots are super inexpensive also !!

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2 Priti May 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm

What a idea..looks delicious and lovely clicks….inbtw your profile pis is sooo cute dear

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3 Sharmilee May 21, 2010 at 1:02 am

Wow wat a colorful salad!!!

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4 Anh May 21, 2010 at 2:53 am

I really like this salad. Simple, and colorful.

PS: Just saw the pic profile. Love! :)

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5 Rosa May 21, 2010 at 3:01 am

A fabulous salad! That vinaigrette is delicious

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Happy Cook May 21, 2010 at 3:57 am

Love the idea, simple, easy and delicous not to mention healthy.

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7 Raks May 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

Wowie! Great photography! Amazing!

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8 A&N May 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

Love the tips :) And the colours are so vibrant, Sala.

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9 lisa May 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

Mmm, I love a simple salad like this. Carrots are naturally sweet and delicious on their own. Must taste great with that delicious vinaigrette!

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10 shankari May 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Thanks for the idea of placing carrots in ice cold water

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