Cool Recipe: Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dressing

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Name: Michael
Location: Copley, Ohio
How are you staying cool? Grated carrot salad with lemon dressing. This recipe works great with fresh carrots from the farmers market, and the lemon dressing gives it a nice sweet/sour combination that goes well with grilled foods as a side dish. I've been making it a lot this summer!

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Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dressing

Ingredients:
1/2 lb carrots, peeled and julienned. (I get one bunch with the green tips still on.)
1/4 cup minced parsley

Dressing:
(see this Lemon Dressing post for a more detailed description)
Juice of 1 lemon (should be about 2 to 3 tbsp)
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 medium garlic clove, minced
6 tbsp (1/3 cup plus a little) Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:
1. Make the dressing: Combine the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk until combined.

2. Make the salad: Add the carrots and parsley to the bowl, and toss until evenly coated with dressing. Serve and enjoy.

Notes:
Use the freshest carrots you can in this recipe. Here are my preferred types of carrots, in order:

1. Carrots with their tops on, where the green tops look fresh (from your local farmer's market, if you can)
2. Carrots, whole in a bag (aka storage carrots)
3. Baby carrots in a bag
4. Pre-shredded carrots in a bag
...and by preferred type, I mean "for flavor". I'll make this recipe with #4, and it will be good, but it won't be the experience that it is with fresh, sweet carrots.

• Visit Michael's blog for more on this salad and some great variations for the recipe too: Dad Cooks Dinner

Thank you Michael! This looks absolutely delicious.

(Images: Michael)

Per serving, based on 2 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
401
Fat
40.7 g (62.7%)
Saturated
5.6 g (28.1%)
Carbs
10.1 g (3.4%)
Fiber
2.4 g (9.6%)
Sugars
5.6 g
Protein
1 g (2%)
Sodium
55 mg (2.3%)