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Raw Spiced Carrot Salad 🥕

raw spiced carrot salad recipe

This raw spiced carrot salad is sooooooo good! 😋 I promise you will be shocked how delicious raw carrots can taste when you add the right spices.

My easy, healthy recipe combines the natural sweetness of carrots and apples with a hint of exotic spices like cinnamon and cayenne pepper, topped with crunchy pistachios and fresh cilantro. Perfect for a quick lunch or a festive side dish. 🍎🌿

Veginners, are you ready to try my deliciously fresh Raw Spiced Carrot Salad? 🥕

Raw Spiced Carrot Salad Recipe

  • Servings: 4

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • Cook Time: 0 minutes (It's all raw, baby!)

  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3-4 large carrots, peeled (about 3 cups grated)

  • 1 large apple, cored (about 1 cup grated)

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • A pinch of ground cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts (optional), roughly chopped


  1. Chop Everything: Place the carrots, apple, and garlic clove into your food chopper or food processor. Pulse a few times until everything is finely chopped but not pureed.

  2. Mix the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

  3. Combine & Serve: Transfer the chopped ingredients to a large bowl, add the raisins, pistachios (if using), and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine.

  4. Ready to Enjoy: Serve immediately or let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes if you prefer the flavors to meld together a bit more.

Nutritional Facts (estimated per serving):

  • Calories: 180 kcal

  • Protein: 3 g

  • Fat: 7 g

  • Carbohydrates: 27 g

  • Fiber: 5 g

  • Sugar: 16 g

vegan blogger cheryl martinez

🥕🎉 Veginners what are your thoughts on raw carrots? Not only are they bursting with nutrients like vitamin A for stellar vision, but they also make your salads pop with color!

How do you like to enhance your carrots? Share your favorite tips or recipes in the comments below—I'm always on the lookout for new twists! 🌈

In this recipe we spiced up our carrots with a dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to elevate the natural sweetness. 🌶️🍎

Enjoy making this vibrant dish, and don't forget to share your creation with me! 🌟

xo, Cheryl

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