Sesame-Honey Carrot Ribbon Salad

A simple vegetable peeler turns carrots into beautifully thin strips in this healthy vegetable side dish recipe. If you have a spiralizer, you can go for an artful tangle instead. Serve with miso-glazed fish or tofu.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 3-5 large carrots (about 12 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted (dark) sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 scallions, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, make long, thin strips of carrot until you have about 8 cups of carrot ribbons.

  2. Whisk orange juice, vinegar, tamari (or soy sauce), oil, honey and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add the carrot ribbons and scallions and toss well to coat. Let stand 5 minutes; toss again. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

54 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 54
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 8517IU 170%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 206mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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