Quick and Easy Carrot Salad (Oil-Free, Sugar-Free & Vegan)

This salad is what it says it is – quick and easy! All you have to do is put some ingredients together and you have a delicious, refreshing salad that doesn’t even have oil or sugar. It’s filling too. Having a salad before your meal is good for digestion and helps you eat less overall, so it’s great for weight management.


  • 3 Large Carrots (grated)
  • 1 Stalk or Bunch Green Onion or Coriander (cilantro if you like)
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts (crushed)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds (roasted – hulled ones taste better)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • For the Dressing – 1/2 Tablespoon Lime or Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar (Or Sub More Lime or Lemon Juice)
  • Fresh Chili, Crushed or Chili Flakes (optional – I didn’t use any)
  • Pinch of Salt


Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Grate the carrots (I whizzed mine in the food processor).
  2. Mix them with the roasted peanuts and sesame seeds.
  3. Sprinkle some salt (so the carrots release their juices and flavours) and set aside.
  4. Make the dressing and mix it well with the salad. Serve!
  5. You can make it in advance and refrigerate: the carrots don’t get brown or soggy and all the flavours come together even more.



Serving: 1.5cup – Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 8.4g | Fibre: 5.5g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg