Summer Carrot Ribbon Salad

summer carrot ribbon salad

Thin ribbons of rainbow colored carrots are the star in this salad, they add crunch and beautiful vibrant colors of purple, yellow and orange. This salad is perfect for a hot summer day, it’s garden fresh, healthy and light.

carrot ribbon salad ingredients

This is a different version of a rainbow carrot ribbon salad I made a couple of years ago, here.

This time I added crunchy radishes, Persian cucumber ribbons, red onion, yellow and red pepper strips, arugula, a handful of toasted hazelnuts, and for a little heat, thin slices of jalapeno.

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I like to keep the dressing nice and light by either using a simple vinaigrette or one of my favorites, olive oil and fresh lemon juice whisked together with a little parmesan cheese or another favorite of mine I’ll post in the recipe section.

summer carrot ribbon salad

For a fabulous light summer meal add some grilled shrimp or fish on the side, then you won’t feel guilty about a nice sweet dessert!

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Summer Carrot Ribbon Salad
 
A colorful,crunchy, light and healthy summer salad using the freshest produce of the season!
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Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of rainbow carrots, made into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  • ½ red onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow and red pepper cut into strips
  • 2 or 3 Persian cucumbers, made into ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  • 8 radishes, sliced thin
  • a large handful of arugula or fresh spinach
  • 1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced ( optional)
  • a small handful of toasted hazelnuts, slightly crushed
  • CREAMY LEMON PARMESAN DRESSING
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of good mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan
  • a pinch of salt and cracked pepper
  • Whisk everything together, taste for seasoning.
Instructions
  1. Gently toss all salad ingredients into a bowl, place on a nice platter, then drizzle dressing over the top when ready to eat.
  2. LIGHTER LEMON PARMESAN DRESSING
  3. All ingredients as in the creamy version, minus the mayonnaise, whisk together and drizzle on top os salad ingredients.

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love any carrots, especially these spring red/yellow numbers.
    I always make room for a sweet after! you know that.
    I love this salad!

  2. I wish I could grow these beautiful carrots, but I’ve never had luck with them. I’ll have to find them at the farmer’s market. Those jalapena strips are a nice zingy touch. Bring on the desserts.

  3. The colorful carrots cut into ribbons make this salad look so special, Marie! I hope I can find them locally. A nice crunchy salad like this is perfect for a hot summer day’s meal. Have a wonderful weekend!