Italian Garlic & Carrot Salad

February 27, 2011

Author Notes:

This recipe dates back to Italy and my Italian Grandmother. It was a staple in my house growing up and the only way I could stand to eat carrots. To this day, I'm not the biggest carrot fan, but I can't pass up the familiar taste of my grandma's garlicky carrot salad.

This dish is easy to make, colorful and healthy, and complements a gourmet menu or a southern barbecue.


Serves: 2-4


  • 6-8 carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Peel and cut carrots into small sticks.
  2. Boil carrots until fork tender. Drain.
  3. While carrots are boiling, make dressing. Mix together salt, pepper, minced garlic, fresh parsley, olive oil and vinegar.
  4. Mix carrots with dressing and refrigerate until cold. For best flavor, make 3-4 hours before serving or the night before. Store in refrigerator until serving.

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2 Reviews

Burnt O. May 19, 2011
Made these for lunch today - super yummy!
Georgiepurl March 14, 2011
Since we grew up in the same house, I too love these carrots. One of the easiest ways to prepare carrots.