I think I might be part bunny I like carrots so much :0 They are such a great and versatile food. I roast them, puree them into soup, bake with them, and make lots and lots of salads with them.
Salads are one of my favorite foods. I know, you’re thinking that’s so boring, but it’s not.
I never make a regular boring salad with lettuce and bottled dressing. My salads having different homemade dressings with a variety of vinegars or citrus juice. Sometimes I use a green like kale, but a lot of times, I skip greens altogether in favor of showcasing different vegetables.
And fruit. A salad is always made better with a hint of natural sweetness from fruit. Apples, pears, berries, and even frozen cherries, warmed in the microwave. Fruit is my soulmate, which is good, because I don’t really think there’s a guy out there who is …
This Carrot Ribbon and Orange Salad is one of my favorites, especially this time of year. It features great winter produce: carrots, onions, fennel, and oranges. Plus it has a vibrant vinaigrette that makes it a great companion to heavier meats.
Another thing that is great about this salad is that it takes what sometimes can be an overly crunchy carrot and turns it into these ribbons that have more of a crisp texture. It’s really one of my favorite things to do with carrots. Plus, this salad is healthy, vegan, and gluten free – score!
So celebrate salads, carrots, and the rest of the root vegetables with my Sunday Supper buddies and the recipes below.
3 large carrots, washed and peeled
1 large onion, sliced
1 fennel bulb, cored and sliced
2 large oranges, peeled and separated into segments
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons with the carrots into a large bowl. It’s just like peeling them! When the carrot gets very thin, chop it and add it to the salad or snack on it. Mix carrot ribbons with onion, fennel, and oranges.
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, maple syrup, pepper, and salt until emulsified. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
- Chipotle Sweet Potato Chips from Momma’s Meals
- Golden Beet Chips with Sea Salt from Sunday Supper Movement
- Roasted Beet Hummus from And She Cooks
- Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette from Nik Snacks
- Roasted Parsnip, Carrot and Garlic Soup from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Roasted Sweet Potato Soup from Magnolia Days
- Root Vegetable Soup with Herb Croutons from An Appealing Plan
- Waffled Carrot Latkes from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Cake Smoothie from Brunch-n-Bites
- Carrot Cake Waffles from Alida’s Kitchen
- Sweet Potato Biscuits with Beetroot Orange Marmalade from Dad Whats 4 Dinner
- Sweet Potato Biscuit and Sausage Gravy Skillet Bake from The Texan New Yorker
- Bacon-Potato Torte from Tramplingrose
- Beef & Root Vegetable Hand Pastries from Gate to Plate
- Beet, Blue Cheese and Bacon Pizza from Caroline’s Cooking
- Beet Pesto from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Celery Root, Apple and Gorgonzola Flat Bread Pizza from Simply Healthy Family
- Hearty Stew Hand Pies from The TipToe Fairy
- Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella Salad from The Chef Next Door
- Root Vegetable and Beef Flatbread from Family Foodie
- Roasted Vegetable Borscht from The Crumby Cupcake
- Shepherd’s Pie Loaded Baked Potatoes from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Skillet Breakfast Potatoes from Life Tastes Good
- Sweet Potato Pancakes from Our Good Life
- Turnip Rutabaga and Root Veggie Beef Stew from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Wild Rice Vegetable Bake from Wholistic Woman
- Baked Potato Wedges with Parmesan and Garlic from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Beet, Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin from Monica’s Table
- Boxty (Irish Potato Pancakes) from Curious Cuisiniere
- Browned Butter Braised Baby Turnips from Food Lust People Love
- Caprese Twice Baked Potatoes from Seduction in the Kitchen
- Carrot Ribbon and Orange Salad from Pies and Plots
- Celery Root Gratin with Horseradish Cream from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Italian Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Gogoma Jorim (Korean Soy-braised Sweet Potatoes) from kimchi MOM
- Honey Dijon Roasted Carrots from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Jicama Home Fries from Casa de Crews
- Lemon Thyme Au Gratin Potatoes from Vintage Kitty
- Moroccan Harissa Potatoes from Palatable Pastime
- Roasted Balsamic Carrots from Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Roasted Root Vegetable Farro from Cooking Chat
- Roasted Rosemary Potatoes (with make-ahead tip) from Meal Planning Magic
- Root Vegetable Mash from Feeding Big and more
- Rooty Dauphinoise from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Smashed Potatoes from Taste And See
- Smoked Sausage Potato Casserole from Kitchen Gidget
- Spicy Carrots & Potatoes from Sweet Mornings
- Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Winter Salad with Fennel, Apples, Goat Cheese and Radishes from Delaware Girl Eats
- Best Ever Carrot Cake from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Angels Home Sweet Homestead
- Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Carrot Cookies from The Freshman Cook
- Chocolate Carrot & Squash Muffins from What Smells So Good?
- Homemade Carrot Cake from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Iced Beet Cake from Beauty and the Beets
- Gluten Free Carrot Cake from Real Food Real Deals
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