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carrot and date salad recipe | date, lettuce and carrot salad | healthy Indian carrot date salad is an unusual combination of ingredients with a sugar free dressing. Learn how to make date, lettuce and carrot salad.

To make carrot and date salad, put the carrots in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Put the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Prepare a bed of the leaves in a serving plate. Spread the grated carrots in the middle. Sprinkle the chopped dates and toasted almonds over the carrots. Put in the refrigerator. Serve cold with the dressing in a separate bowl.

A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch! This colourful and tasty date, lettuce and carrot salad is a brilliant cure for constipation due to its high fibre content. The carrots also lend appreciable amounts of vitamin A, while the lemon is brimming with vitamin C.

The lemon juice and pepper dressing contrasts well with the sweetness of dates, and helps to accentuate the flavours of the other ingredients too, adding a spicy dimension to the carrot and date salad. The garnish of dates and roasted almonds is the masterstroke, which widens the range of textures and flavours of this salad.

You will find this irresistibly tasty salad to be a welcome change from the raw veggies. The salad is further served on a bed of lettuce to improve its visual appeal, plus lettuce also gives it a nice taste. Cold and crunchy, the healthy Indian carrot date salad is a rejuvenating treat for people with heart disease and obesity.

Tips for carrot and date salad. 1. Always use roasted almonds on your salad as it gives a better flavour. 2. It is important to chill the carrots and lettuce before making this salad in order to enhance their crunch. 3. Make sure the salad stays in the fridge till you serve it, to preserve its crunchy texture and fresh taste. Serve it with the Honey and Lemon Dressing, for a tad more sweetness and a dash of tanginess too.

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Carrot and Date Salad recipe - How to make Carrot and Date Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

Carrot and Date Salad
1 cup grated carrot
8 torn lettuce leaves
1/3 cup chopped dates (khajur)
2 tbsp chopped and roasted almonds (badam)

For The Dressing
1 tbsp honey dressing
Method

For carrot and date salad

    For carrot and date salad
  1. To make carrot and date salad, put the carrots in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Put the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  3. Prepare a bed of the leaves in a serving plate.
  4. Spread the grated carrots in the middle.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped dates and toasted almonds over the carrots.
  6. Put in the refrigerator.
  7. Serve the carrot and date salad cold with the dressing in a separate bowl.

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what is carrot and date salad made of?

  1. what is carrot and date salad made of? date, lettuce and carrot salad is made from 1 cup grated carrot, 1 head lettuce, 1/3 cup chopped dates (khajur) and 2 tbsp chopped and roasted almonds (badam). See image of list of ingredients for carrot and date salad.

benefits of carrots

    • Keeps your Eyes healthy : Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Sadly in India, poor rural families who don't get enough Vegetables like carrots have high incidence of blindness. This is easily preventable if carrot is regularly included in the diet.
    • See 11 super benefits of gajar.


benefits of dates

    • Replacement for Sugar Date flesh is rich in sugars like glucose and fructose hence can be used as a natural sweetener instead of sugar which is an empty calorie. Try adding them to your saladssmoothies and mithais for that sweet touch for your tongue.
    • See all benefits of khajur.


preparing lettuce

  1. Break off the individual lettuce leaves into bitesize pieces and put in a bowl.
  2. Pour ice cold water over the lettuce and let it be for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Put the salad in a salad tosser, spin and let the salad dry.
  5. Place your dried salad in a bowl.

preparing carrots

  1. Put the grated carrots in a bowl.
  2. Pour ice cold water over it and let it be for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Place the grated carrots in a thali covered with tissue to dry out the water.

making carrot date salad

  1. To make carrot and date salad recipe | date, lettuce and carrot salad | healthy Indian carrot date salad | prepare a bed of the leaves in a serving plate or bowl.
  2. Spread the grated carrots in the middle
  3. Top with chopped dates ( kahajur). The amount depends on the sweetness you want.
  4. Top with chopped and roasted almonds. 
  5. Put carrot and date salad | date, lettuce and carrot salad | healthy Indian carrot date salad | in the refrigerator.
  6. Serve carrot and date salad | date, lettuce and carrot salad | healthy Indian carrot date salad | cold with a healthy dressing of your choice in a separate bowl.

tips for carrot and date salad

  1. Always use roasted almonds on your salad as it gives a better flavour.
  2. We used a healthy honey lemon dressing with the carrot date salad.

health benefits of carrot and date salad

  1. Carrot and Date Salad – rich in fibre and antioxidants.
  2. Carrots and dates both are a good source of fibre which can be beneficial for heart disease.
  3. Weight watchers too can opt for this healthy salad. It has the natural sweetness of dates and no refined sugar. 
  4. With considerable amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, this salad is also a way to boost your immunity. 
  5. Dates provide some amount of iron too. 
  6. The dressing makes use of olive oil, which is rich in MUFA and exhibits heart protecting benefits. 
Accompaniments

Cream Of Cauliflower and Almond Soup 
Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy122 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates11 g
Fiber2.7 g
Fat8.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium66.4 mg

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Reviews

Carrot and Date Salad
5
 on 29 Jan 17 12:03 PM


Carrot and Date Salad
5
 on 15 Apr 13 09:48 AM


Dates in this salad makes it very tasty when combined with carrot and a honey and lemon dressing. Use lots of dates. Almonds provide the nice crunch and taste. Very very healthy salad to have...