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Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe

Carrots are loaded with vitamin A and other disease-fighting antioxidants. Shredded carrots make a delicious base for spring and summer salads. This one is sprinkled with green onions and dressed with lime juice and chili powder.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 recipe
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g
4%Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 229mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.1g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 0.6g
Vitamin C 11%Vitamin A 132%
Iron 1%Calcium 2%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 10 oz. shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced, seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp lime zest
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp fine ground sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, toss the carrots, the white portion of the sliced green onions, jalapeño, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, lime zest, garlic powder, and sea salt.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to coat all ingredients. Sprinkle with the green portion of the sliced green onions and serve.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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