Simple Summer Carrot Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free option, Autoimmune option)

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This  simple summer carrot salad is yet another recipe that was inspired by my mom. She used to make this as a side dish year round and it is so fresh and delicious.

The sweetness of the carrots pair nicely with the fruit and coconut. Feel free to play with the recipe and create your own delicious version. Apples and pears are both delicious in this salad, as are almost any nut or seed. Don’t forget to soak and dehydrate your nuts and seeds for optimal digestion.

What is your favorite salad? Do you have any old family recipes that have been passed down? Would love to hear about them! Leave a comment below.

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Simple Summer Carrot Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free option)
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Serves: 6
  1. In a large bowl with a lid, combine all of the salad ingredients and gently mix together.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
  3. Stir together until the dressing is incorporated.
  4. Let marinate in the refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

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Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.



  1. The Carrot Salad sounds good and refreshing. I would like to try this recipe.


    Deborah H. Bateman
    Posted 09/02/11

    • Thanks Deborah! I hope you like it. I find it refreshing and it’s always nice to have a little something different!


      Posted 09/11/11

  2. This looks so good!


    Posted 09/09/11

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!


      Posted 09/11/11

  3. I’ve got to give this recipe to my 87 y.o. Mom.  She just loves carrot salad!


    Posted 11/11/11

    • Thanks! Hope you enjoy! Carrot salad is one of my faves too! 🙂


      Posted 11/12/11

  4. We are not big on coconut milk. Could I use almond or cashew milk instead?


    Posted 06/30/16

    • Hi Theresa! Yes, you definitely can. The dressing will be a little thinner since those milks are not as thick as coconut milk, but it should still be delicious! Hope you enjoy!


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 07/01/16

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