Spring has sprung in Atlanta! We’re getting ready for warm weather and the trees, daffodils and flowers are starting to bloom. Bunnies and chicks are popping up everywhere! Here’s an easy side salad that will make all you and your family happy – whether you serve it on its own, or tucked inside a pita pocket with a few slices of avocado and some shredded lettuce!

Cilantro adds both a beautiful green color and flavor to this dish. Its also a nutritional powerhouse, as it brings loads of nutrition too. Cilantro leaves and stems are rich in many antioxidants that can help keep your body healthy this spring. Also, the deep green color of cilantro bring chlorophyll and heavy metal cleansing agents. Cilantro is also known as the anti-diabetic herb so use it generously in this great salad!

Spring Carrot Salad

1 Garlic Clove, Grated

2 TB Chopped Cilantro

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon

2 TB Honey

4 Large Grated Carrots

1/2 Cup Golden Raisins

1 Cup Toasted Sliced Almonds

To make the dressing, whisk together the garlic, cilantro, oil, zest, juice and honey. Toss the carrots and raisins into the dressing and top with the toasted sliced almonds.


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