Carrot Ribbon Salad

Light and Fresh Easter.


Serves 4
3 large carrots, peeled into ribbons
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp (5 ml) salt, plus more to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tbsp (7.5 ml) maple syrup
½ tbsp (7.5 ml) red wine vinegar
½ tbsp (7.5 ml) Dijon mustard
½ lemon, juice only
¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
3 cups (750 ml) cooked couscous
1 cup (250 ml) chopped parsley, leaves only
2 cup (500 ml) arugula
½ cup (125 ml) crumbled goat’s cheese
½ cup (125 ml) chopped hazelnuts, toasted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add carrots, red onion and 1 tsp (5 ml) salt. Mix and set aside for 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water to remove salt and place on a paper towel. Set aside to dry.
  2. Clean out mixing bowl, then add garlic, maple syrup, red wine vinegar, Dijon, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix to combine. Add carrots and onion back into bowl. Add couscous, parsley, arugula, goat’s cheese and hazelnuts. Toss to coat in dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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