This is absolutely, by far, one of my favorite salads!!! A quick and easy salad with an exquisite balance of Asian-influenced flavor.

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Raw Asian Carrot Avocado Salad [Vegan]

Ingredients

For the dressing
  • 2 TB. flaxseed oil
  • 3 TB. lime juice
  • 2 TB. ume plum vinegar or substitute raw Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB. fresh ginger, chopped small
  • 1 TB. ground coriander
  • 1 TB. maple syrup or a few drops of stevia
For the salad
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped - or more
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped – or more
  • 1 green onion, sliced (white and 1 inch of green parts)
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds(black or natural or both!)
  • 3 TB. hemp seeds
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
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Preparation

For the dressing
  1. In a food processor or blender, blend oil, lime juice, vinegar, ginger, coriander, and sweetener of choice.
For the salad
  1. Grate carrots and toss in a large bowl with cilantro, parsley, green onion, and sesame seeds, hemp seeds. Set aside.
  2. Pour dressing over salad, and toss well. Gently fold in avocado, and sprinkle extra sesame seeds and hemp seeds on top before serving.
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