Balsamic Carrot Salad

"This is a unique vegetable salad that is great served hot or cold and for picnics or casual summer dinners." -Silvina Bates, Orange, CA

Perk up sliced carrots with the addition of white balsamic vinegar, cilantro, and oregano. Not only is this bright side dish is great for picnics and cookouts, it's also a great source of vitamin A, which really is good for your eyes.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 59
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 1.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.3g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 164mg
  • Calcium: 42mg

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, tossing to coat carrots. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to enhance flavors.
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