How to Make Carrot Salad With Roasted Cashews & Spicy Honey Vinaigrette! by Gigi Gaggero

How to Make Carrot Salad With Roasted Cashews & Spicy Honey Vinaigrette!

Remember grandma's carrot salad with raisins and mayo? Try this updated version!

You'll need:

  • 1 cup unsalted, raw cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and julienned
  • basil leaves, finely chopped (for garnish)

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast cashews on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool and set aside.
  2. Add the garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, 1/2 cup cashews, honey, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Process and slowly add the oil by drizzling through the feeder tube. Continue until mixture is emulsified into a creamy vinaigrette. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking with salt, pepper, honey or lemon.
  3. Add carrots. Toss and let sit at least 30 minutes.
  4. Toss with additional cashews and chopped basil just before serving.

Do ahead: Salad can be made one day ahead without the nuts and basil. Cover and chill. Toss with 1/2 cup remaining nuts and chopped basil just before serving.

Carrot Recipes: How to Make Herb Roasted Balsamic Carrots With Garlic

How to Make Roasted Carrots With Garlic & Parmesan (Who Said Carrots Are Boring?)

Aunt J's Orange Ginger Carrots: A Vegetable Side Dish Loved By All!

Glazed Carrots Recipe: This Easy Vegetable Recipe Will Make Your Baby Carrots Sing

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe: How to Make Quick Indian-style Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Cranberry & Orange Relish Recipe: Add Tang to Your Meals Any Time of the Year

Green Bean Recipes: How to Make Easy Green Bean & Bacon Bundles!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!