Carrot Salads

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Carrot is a highly nutritious vegetable that contain carotene which is convertible in to vitamin A. Carotene is also a strong antioxidant that helps to get rid of the free radicals in the body and thus protect the body from many diseases.

It’s an excellent source of vitamin B, D, E, C, folic acid, magnesium, thiamine, potassium, copper etc. The pectin fiber called calcium pectate in carrot helps to lower cholesterol. Hence including carrots in the daily diet helps to improve the health. Here are some carrot salad recipes.





Lemony Carrot Salad

Ingredients







Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon



Extra virgin olive oil- 1 tablespoon



Minced garlic- ½ of a small clove



Salt- 18 teaspoon



Ground pepper- to taste



Shredded carrots- 1 cup



Chopped fresh dill- 1 ½ tablespoon



Chopped scallion- 1 tablespoon

Preparation

Combine garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a small bowl. Then add this mixture to carrot, scallion and dill taken in a large bowl and toss well. Keep it in refrigerator for cooling and then serve. Each serving provides 90 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g fat, 184 mg sodium, 198 mg potassium etc.

Carrot Apple Salad





This salad can provide almost 186% of the recommended vitamin A for a day and 22% of vitamin C. Hay uber en canarias

Ingredients

Shredded apple- 2 cups



Shredded carrots- 2 cups



Raisins- ½ cup



Kosher salt- ¼ teaspoon



Lemon juice- ¼ cup



Fat free sour cream- 1 tablespoon



Vanilla extract- ½ teaspoon



Honey- 1 tablespoon



Take carrots, apple and raisins in a large bowl and toss well. Combine all other ingredients in another bowl and pour over the carrot apple mixture.

Toss the entire mixture very well and serve. Each serving adds 134 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fat, 3 g fiber in addition to the supply of vitamin A, C, calcium and iron.







Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients

Shredded carrots- six cups



Raisins- half cup



Fat free sour cream- 13 cup



Crushed pineapple with juice- 8 ounce can



Mayonnaise- 13 cup

Drain the pineapple and reserve three tablespoon of juice. Mix pineapple juice, sour cream and mayonnaise in a bowl the entire ingredients in a bowl and combine it with crushed pineapple pieces, raisins and carrots. Keep the mixture in refrigerator for cooling and serve cold.

This salad per serving provides 120 calories, 1 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 3 g fat, vitamins and minerals.







Carrot Salads

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