Healthy Carrot Salad with Sunflower Seeds

This carrot salad with black currants and sunflower seeds is especially unique and so tasty. Also, it is filling too.

Carrots – forget about Vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy superfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. They take center stage in this carrot salad.

Delicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued.  They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits. They are for sure a healthy superfood.

These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages,  they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons.  They are high in protein, great for the skin, good for digestion and respiratory health among many other health benefits.

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Time to make carrot salad!

Carrot Salad with Sunflower Seeds

This carrot salad with black currants and sunflower seeds is especially unique and so tasty. Also, it is filling too.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword carrots, cilantro, currants, Gluten-free, salad, sunflower seeds, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1/4 cup black currants
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • Few Sprigs cilantro
  • sesame seeds optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Grate the carrots.
  • Finely chop the cilantro.
  • Lightly toast the sunflower seeds on a pan in the oven.
  • Put the grated carrots into a wide salad bowl.
  • Toss the salad with my Olive Oil Salad Dressing to taste.
  • Sprinkle, currants, cilantro, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy Ingredients: carrots, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.

Learn to make this easy and healthy Olive Oil Salad Dressing

This is an easy Toasted Sunflower Seeds recipe I like to make and have some on hand to sprinkle onto salads easily when I need them.

I hope you enjoyed my carrot salad!

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More recipes with sunflower seeds:

 Toasted Sunflower Seeds – When I make toasted sunflower seeds, I make lots and keep them around for sprinkling on salads, steamed vegetables or on a grain like brown rice or quinoa. This is very simple as long as you stir them consistently.

 Simple Nutritious Spinach Salad with Sunflower SeedsThis spinach salad is super nutritious and with only 2 main ingredients, it is a fast salad to make.

 Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower SeedsThis Millet & Buckwheat recipe is a favorite of mine; it is very yummy and mostly alkaline.  The buckwheat with its full flavour enhances the very light flavour of the millet.

 Buckwheat with Sunflower SeedsThis buckwheat recipe is simple and nutritious!  It is gluten-free and is not a grain, it is a seed.  Also, it is warming and so great for the winter.

In the mood for a salad?  Here are some of my favorite salad recipes:

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Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.  How easy is that for dishwashing!

 Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing, and filling. It has tasty colorful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner.  A very good thing about this salad is it is a whole meal in a bowl which means there are not lots of dishes to wash after eating this delicious meal. Also, I love wild rice!

 Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make.  It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh.  The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.

 Asparagus Tomato SaladA simple luxurious salad which was enjoyed by many the first time I created the recipe, so I keep serving it.

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad – This anti-inflammatory salad is very nutritious with 4 of the  12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.  It is an easy salad to make and eat all of it in one sitting. Put it in a big bowl and just eat it. I do that all of the time.

Tasty Olive Salad Appetizer for Your Meals and Parties – I created this yummy olive salad appetizer recipe just this week and it truly was tasty. I love the colorful salad it became with the addition of the red peppers and green chives.  Food needs to have a range of colors to be tasty. Also. this is a healthy olive salad that is great as an appetizer or a side for your meal. It is even great for a party.

 Very Healthy Green Salad with Grapes and Avocado – This green salad with grapes and avocado makes a delicious refreshing lunch or as a first course for a bigger meal. It is very nutritious with all the greens.  Adding the grapes gives it a sweetness and the avocado a creaminess.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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One Comment

  1. Carrot salad was always one of those potluck favorites when I was a kid. Boy could the church ladies make it good! I’m eager to try this one. Passing it along as my pick for #RecipeOfTheDay.

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