Packed with antioxidants, carrots add crunch and natural sweetness to this dish. Low in calories and fat, this salad gets better as it sits and it doubles as a crunchy, fresh topper for a turkey sandwich.
- 3 medium carrots
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Kosher salt
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped dates
Thinly slice the carrots into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, including any remaining "stubs" of carrot. Soak in ice water until the ribbons firm up and curl, about 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
Whisk together the cilantro, olive oil, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the lime juice in a medium bowl. Add the carrots along with the feta cheese, almonds and dates, and toss until evenly combined. Serve immediately, or let the salad marinate a bit before serving.
Per serving: Calories 121; Total Fat 9 grams; Saturated Fat 2 grams; Protein 2 grams; Total Carbohydrate 9 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber 2 grams; Cholesterol 8 milligrams; Sodium 377 milligrams