Recipe courtesy of Hawa Hassan

Carrot and Red Onion Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This simple and refreshing salad is a quick side to just about any protein--poultry, beef, fish or plant-based. By varying the herbs and acid (swap the lemon juice for lime or wine, cider or rice vinegar) and adjusting the spice level, you can make this salad suit any meal. Leftovers will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator and are great tucked into a sandwich or tossed into a leafy green salad.



  1. Put the carrots and onion in a medium bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the vegetables. Season with salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Toss well to coat with the dressing. Add the cilantro and toss just to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.