This is a sweet and refreshing salad that celebrates the gorgeous orange colour of carrots and partners them with fresh orange juice and herbs. It’s a great way to get kids to eat fresh vegetables due to the sweet flavour and it goes well as a side to many meats or squished into a veggie burger for a fresh hit.
4 or 5 large carrots
A small bunch of fresh dill or parsley
1 cup of fresh orange juice
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 tablespoons white vinegar
1-2 tablespoons of honey depending on your taste preference
Mandolin & Grater
- Peel and grate the carrots using a mandolin grater or whichever grater you have.
- Pick the dill or parsley leaves from the stems and chop the leaves very finely. Keep the parsley stems for making stock if you like.
- Mix the grated carrots, chopped herbs and all the remaining ingredients together, adding only a little honey at first. Taste it and adjust the vinegar, salt and honey until it tastes delicious to your palate. Remember some people prefer a more tart and sour taste and some a sweeter one.
- It is important to let the salad sit covered in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour to let the flavours blend and develop. After this time taste it again before serving as the taste can change quite a lot as it blends. Adjust as necessary.
Store it covered in the fridge and eat within 3 days.