Heirloom Carrot Ribbon Salad With Green Energy Dressing

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.92
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6Assorted Heirloom Carrots
1/2Fennel Bulb, thinly sliced
1 tbspPecorino or Parmesan Cheese, thinly shaved
1 tbspGinger, grated
1 cupSorrel or Spinach, roughly chopped
3 tbspPlain 2% Yogurt, Greek or Regular
1/4 cupPistachios
2Scallions (Green Onions), roughly chopped
1/2Lemon, juice and zest
1 tbspOlive Oil
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, carefully peel the carrots lengthwise into thin ribbons. Immediately place the carrot ribbons in a bowl of ice water so that they stay crisp and curl up.
  2. For the dressing, add the ginger, sorrel or spinach, yogurt, pistachios, scallions, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a little water if needed to help the dressing blend smoothly. Season to taste.
  3. Combine the carrot ribbons with the fennel and thin shavings of pecorino or parmesan cheese. Dress with the green energy dressing.


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