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Tasty Carrot Salad.

Updated on October 13, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of carrot salad

You can substitute beets for the carrots and have another tasty salad!

Facts about carrots

The Ancient Greeks called the carrot a philtron, which translates to "love charm." They believed the carrot made both men and women more amorous.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 servings


  • 6 carrots
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. harissa*
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pare the carrots and cut into round slices
  2. Boil the carrots until tender
  3. Drain. Chop the garlic and cilantro.
  4. Mix everything together. Add harissa (if desired) and the oil. Squeeze the lemon and add salt and pepper to taste.

Per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: serves 4
Calories 70
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Protein 1 g2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How to Make Harissa

Harissa is a condiment that is made up of spicy red peppers, garlic and olive oil. It is a very simple spread that can be used on its own or as a mix-in. It can be time consuming to make so I prefer to buy it. There are many different brands and I don't have a particular one that I use consistently but I recommend that you use a mediterranian brand.

If you want to make it yourself, the following recipe is one that I have had success with!

Instructions for Harissa.

Soak the chili peppers in hot water for 30 minutes.

Drain and remove stems.

Combine peppers, garlic, olive oil and salt in a food processor and blend.

Add in coriander and cumin and blend until it forms a smooth paste.

You can store it in an air tight container for about a month in the fridge and a bit longer in the freezer.

Ingredients for Harissa

  • 10-12 dried red chili peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste

More facts about carrots:

The carrot soon caught on in England as both a food and a fashion accessory. Ladies would often use carrot tops to decorate their hats.

The settlers at Jamestown in 1607 introduced carrots to North America.

Carrots ranked as the seventh most valuable crop produced in the United States in 2004.


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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

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      Jesse Mugnier 5 years ago from Jersey

      What a brilliant recipe! I can't wait to make this! Voting up and awesome!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Susan. If you find it, you can use it on sandwiches, eggs, and as a general condiment. If not, I can provide you with a recipe to make your own. Thank you for reading! Happy hunting!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm going to the store today and I'll look for Harissa as it sounds really good. I hope I find it as I want to try your carrot salad.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      @Debbie, it is a great salad, simple and tasty. Harissa is a bit of an acquired taste (not one of my favorites on it's own) but as an enhancement, it's good. Thank you for sharing!

      @carter, thank you for reading my hub. There are several yummy salads in this series. Enjoy! I appreciate the votes and look forward to checking your hubs out!

      @Peggy, thank you for stopping by and for your votes and tweet. Much appreciated. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading your hubs, as well!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This carrot salad sounds really good! I am not familiar with Harissa but love spicy peppers, garlic and olive know that it would be a good addition along with the cilantro and other ingredients. Up votes and tweeting.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This salad looks inviting, always looking for more salad recipes...thanks for up & useful...cheers

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I can eat carrots all day long.. I love them in salads and what ever.. I will make this salad. the only thing is I have never tried *Harissa .. thanks for the tip



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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Eddy! I plan to keep these coming! The fun part is that, of course, I have to make them while I'm writing about them! Good thing my mother-in-law wasn't a baker! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm another for my recipe book. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.


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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Carol! Missed our AZ sun last week! Happy to be back and enjoy the cooler weather! Hope you have been well!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds really tasty...we like spicy and this is it. Love the ease and time taken to create this unique dish. Voted UP.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Good to know! They are definitely healthy! Thanks for reading!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Once you said carrot (the food) you had my attention.