Shredded Carrot Salad with Spiced Orange Dressing

This shredded carrot salad makes a delicious side dish. Cinnamon provides spice in the dressing, while lemon juice offers a little tanginess to balance the flavors. You can make this salad up to 4 hours ahead—any longer and the carrots will begin to lose their crunch. If you have a food processor, use it to speed up the process of grating the carrots.

a recipe photo of the Shredded Carrot Salad with Spiced Orange Dressing
Photo: Salima's Kitchen LLC
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups grated carrots (about 6 large)

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Whisk orange juice, lemon juice, oil, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add carrots and parsley; toss to coat with the dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
2g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 18217IU 364%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 27mcg 7%
Vitamin K 45mcg 38%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 380mg 8%

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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