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Sesame, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

I love the harmonizing colors of the ingredients that make this a beautiful salad to serve and a super healthy salad to eat. It's a versatile side that goes with everything! —Jessica Gerschitz, Jericho, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Shred carrots with a hand grater or in a food processor fitted with grating attachment. Place carrots in a large bowl with next 4 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Pour dressing over the carrot mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 283 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • MissCarol44
    Jul 27, 2020

    Excellent all the way around!! Thank you!

  • kimspacc
    Apr 29, 2019

    No comment left

  • curlylis85
    Dec 10, 2018

    This is a tasty, different twist on carrots! The combination of the sweeter carrots and raisins with the tangy dressing is a refreshing side dish. I served it with some premade potstickers but I think it would also be really nice on the side of a pork roast.

  • Orbs
    Oct 11, 2018

    We love carrots! Delicious salad. It's delicious with an Italian salad dressing on it too. Thank you Jessica for sharing this recipe.