Sesame, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023
This is such a beautiful salad to serve because of the ingredients' harmonizing colors, and it's super healthy to eat. This versatile side salad goes with just about every main dish! —Jessica Gerschitz, Jericho, New York
Sesame, Sunflower and Carrot Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Shred carrots with a hand grater or in a food processor fitted with grating attachment. Place shredded 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.