Raw Carrot Salad with Sesame, Soy and Lime Dressing

Summer’s nearly here. Which means it’s time for some fun salads. Continuing on with the Asian flavours, is this bright and crunchy carrot salad.

Traditionally carrot salad is popular in many cultures, the most well know are those from the middle-east. However, this salad is a spin-off from an Asian noodle salad I used to cook back in my vegetarian days.  As it is, it’s raw/vegan, but you could add egg noodles, rice noodles or even low carb konnyaku noodles to this if you want to make it a bigger meal. I’m keeping a big tub of it in the fridge and using it in wraps or just grabbing it for a quick snack. The herbs may get a little soggy but I’ll allow that because as the bright flavours of the dressing soaks through the crunchy carrot the flavours just become better and better.

Serves:
4
suitable for bulk cooking

Ingredients

  • 400g (4 large) carrot, grated
  • 120g (1 large) red capsicum, shredded
  • 200g (1 cup) snow peas, shredded
  • 1 handful mint, finely sliced
  • 1/2 coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Dressing
  • 20ml (4 tsps) sesame oil
  • 40ml (2 tbsps) (sugar free) sweet chilli sauce
  • 40ml (2 tbsps) dark soy sauce
  • 20ml (1 tbsp) kecap manis
  • 40ml (2 tbsps) lime juice
  • 3g (1 tsp) sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine the dressing.
  3. Toss the dressing through the salad.

Nutrition

Raw Carrot Salad with Sesame, Soy and Lime Dressing

Using sugar-free sweet chilli sauce
Serving per recipe:
4
Average Quantity Per Serving
kCalories:
114
kJoules:
477
Protein:
2.9g
Total Carbohydrates:
10.7g
Net Carbs:
6.2g
    Fibre:
4.5g
Fat:
5.4g
    Saturated Fat:
0.9g
Sodium:
914g

Substitutes and Alterations

To make the recipe soy-free, replace the soy sauce and kecap manis with Braggs Aminos and add 2 tsp sugar or sweetener to the dressing.

To make the recipe gluten free, use tamari instead of soy sauce and kecap manis and add 2 tsp of sugar to sweeten the dressing.

 

One thought on “Raw Carrot Salad with Sesame, Soy and Lime Dressing

  1. thanks! I remember the noodle salad from our vegetarian days growing up, but I love this adaptation…. you dont even miss the noodles, or cashews. I add green onions and more chilli…. but thanks for reminding me. Now on my staple list.

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