Carrot-Cucumber Salad

Carrot salads are refreshing, and this one--with cucumbers, red onion and a zesty cilantro-chili vinaigrette--is sure to become a new favorite. It's excellent served with grilled fish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon chipotle chili powder

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices (12 ounces)

  • 2 medium carrots, cut into matchstick size pieces (1 cup)

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)


  1. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, cilantro, oil, salt, chili powder, and black pepper. Stir in cucumber, carrots, and red onion. Toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and chill for 2 to 4 hours before serving. Divide salad among four serving plates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 5233IU 105%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 234mg 5%

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.

Related Articles