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If you want to add a little extra crunch to your table, try this healthy and easy Mexican Carrot Salad.Just mix grated carrots with chopped pickled Jalapeño peppers, a drizzle of olive oil and a little cilantro. This recipe couldn’t be easier (or more tasty)!
Mexican Carrot Salad makes a great topping for taco or burritos. Or serve it alongside any kind of simple protein (steak, chicken, fish, shrimp, etc.) It also makes a great addition to a rice or grain bowl.
Mexican Carrot Salad is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant.
Jalapeños tend to be on the medium side of spicy. This product isn’t fire extinguisher hot, but you’ll still feel a little heat. The peppers are pickled in a brine of vinegar, sugar, organic jalapeño purée, red chili pepper and garlic. They’re crunchy like pickles, spicy like chili peppers, and a teeny bit sweet.
In addition to using them in this Mexican Carrot Salad, pickled Jalapeños are delicious on hot dogs, burgers and barbecued pork or chicken. You can use them to punch up a pizza, blend them into homemade salsas, or add them to cornbread. We always have a jar in the fridge and a back up jar in the pantry.
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If you want to add a little extra crunch to your table today, try this Mexican Carrot Salad. Just mix grated carrots with chopped pickled jalapeño peppers, a drizzle of olive oil and a little cilantro. Mexican Carrot Salad is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant.
2cups carrots, shredded (see note)
2 tablespoons pickled Jalapeño peppers
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Fresh cilantro (or chives), chopped – for garnish
Toss shredded carrots with olive oil and chopped Jalapeño peppers. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to marinate.
Top with chopped cilantro or chives before serving.
To save even more time, buy pre-shredded carrots in the produce section of your grocery store.