Carrot Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Sally tells me that this salad is like a cross between a slaw and a pickle and that it makes a nice, simple snack or side dish. I could not agree more! It's also great in a sandwich or taco or on burger. If you don't want to add peanuts, you can sub in walnuts or pecans instead or just leave them out. And if you happen to have picky or hesitant eaters at your table, the best way to get them excited about trying this carrot side dish is to have them help you make it. Kids can help by shredding the carrot, ripping mint leaves and tossing them in, or squeezing the juice from the lime. And then, of course, they can help you mix everything up.
  • 3 large carrots, scrubbed or peeled
  • The juice of one lime and grated zest of half a lime
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup roasted peanuts (if you like peanuts)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Grate the carrots on the large holes of the box grater.
  2. Stir in the lime juice and zest, honey, salt, mint, and peanuts. Taste the salad. Do you think it needs more lime? Mint? Honey? Salt? If so, add it, and taste again.
  3. Serve right away or store, covered in the refrigerator, up to 3 days.
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at