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Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

This Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad is going to appeal to just about every little bunny and rabbit in your house.

If you’re cooking for Easter, Passover, or just a lively spring meal, chances are you’re going to need a simple side dish. And if you’re tired of the usual green lettuce salad, you should definitely give this sunny yellow carrot salad a try. The tangy lemon juice makes a nice contrast with the slight sweetness of the carrot ribbons. (Yes, it looks like pasta. But it’s made with carrots.) Don’t be surprised if a few little bunnies at your house come by asking for seconds.

Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

A bright yellow salad made from thin strips of yellow carrots.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword carrots, salad, yellow carrots
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 yellow carrots
  • 1 small bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • pinch kosher salt


  1. Peel the carrots and then shave them into long thin slices ("ribbons") with a mandoline slicer. (Note: Although a mandoline is probably the better tool, we actually did this with a carrot peeler: Position the carrot firmly on a cutting board and grate a thin slice of carrot with the peeler traveling away from your hand.)

  2. Place the carrot ribbons in a bowl and add the chives, olive oil, and lemon juice. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt.

In the directions, we note that slicing the carrots is probably done easiest with a mandoline slicer. However, if you don’t have a slicer, you can do it with a regular carrot peeler. First, position the carrot firmly on a cutting board. Next, slice the carrot into ribbons using downward strokes with the peeler. Last but not least, just remember: It’s OK if the slices aren’t perfectly even.

Note: We’ve seen an increasing number of multi-colored carrots, including yellow carrots, at farmers’ markets and well-stocked grocery stores. Additionally, Trader Joe’s also has a bag of multi-colored carrots that include orange, yellow, and purple. If you’re feeling creative, you can mix it up with a variety of colors.

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Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

Also, if you have carrot lovers in your house, try these Roasted Carrots with Walnut-Arugula Pesto.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a fun Easter recipe, try our Herbed Easter Egg Bread.

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3 Responses to Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

  1. Jeanne March 27, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Thanks! I actually think yellow carrots are a little sweeter, don’t you?

  2. Laura @ Family Spice March 27, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    This looks perfect for Spring! I haven’t tried yellow carrots, but now I need to haunt my farmer’s market!

    • Jeanne March 27, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks, Laura – And yes, that’s where I got them. There was a really pretty display of the orange and yellow carrots – and I made a beeline straight for the yellow ones!

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