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Carrot Ribbon Salad with Lavender-Ricotta Dressing

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Pour a homemade dressing of ricotta cheese, buttermilk, lemon rind, lemon juice, and honey over carrot ribbons to make this simply delicious salad.   

Ingredients

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried lavender
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 cups peeled shaved carrot
  • Garnish: parsley leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 90
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 226 mg
  • calcium 122 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine ricotta cheese, buttermilk, lemon rind, lemon juice, and honey in a blender. Blend on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir in lavender and salt. Pour dressing over carrot; toss. Chill 30 minutes. Garnish with a few parsley leaves, if desired.