Mexican Carrot Salad

If you want to add a little extra crunch to your table, try this healthy and easy Mexican Carrot Salad. Just mix grated carrots with chopped pickled Jalapeño peppers, a drizzle of olive oil and a little cilantro. This recipe couldn’t be easier (or more tasty)!

Mexican Carrot Salad makes a great topping for taco or burritos. Or serve it alongside any kind of simple protein (steak, chicken, fish, shrimp, etc.) It also makes a great addition to a rice or grain bowl.

Mexican Carrot Salad is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant.

I really like these Hot and Sweet Jalapeno Peppers from Trader Joes. If you don’t have a Trader Joes nearby, you should be able to find something comparable at your local grocery store. Or you can order them on Amazon.

Hot and Sweet Jalapeno Peppers from Trader Joes | www.grownupdish.com

Jalapeños tend to be on the medium side of spicy. This product isn’t fire extinguisher hot, but you’ll still feel a little heat. The peppers are pickled in a brine of vinegar, sugar, organic jalapeño purée, red chili pepper and garlic. They’re crunchy like pickles, spicy like chili peppers, and a teeny bit sweet.

In addition to using them in this Mexican Carrot Salad, pickled Jalapeños are delicious on hot dogs, burgers and barbecued pork or chicken. You can use them to punch up a pizza, blend them into homemade salsas, or add them to cornbread. We always have a jar in the fridge and a back up jar in the pantry.

Try this Mexican Carrot Salad recipe and let me know what you think. Be sure to tag #grownupdish or @grownup_dish on Instagram so I can share your posts.

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Mexican Carrot Salad


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: recipe
  • Cuisine: vegetarian

Description

If you want to add a little extra crunch to your table today, try this Mexican Carrot Salad. Just mix grated carrots with chopped pickled jalapeño peppers, a drizzle of olive oil and a little cilantro. Mexican Carrot Salad is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots, shredded (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled Jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro (or chives), chopped – for garnish

Instructions

  1. Toss shredded carrots with olive oil and chopped Jalapeño peppers. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to marinate.
  2. Top with chopped cilantro or chives before serving.

 

Notes

To save even more time, buy pre-shredded carrots in the produce section of your grocery store.

I really like these Hot and Sweet Jalapeño Peppers from Trader Joes. If you don’t have a Trader Joes nearby, you should be able to find something comparable at your local grocery store. Or you can order them on Amazon.

Keywords: carrot, carrot salad, shredded carrots, mexican carrot salad, vegetarian, side dish

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