Thai Carrot Salad


Bastyr dietetic intern Siona Sammartino shares this recipe from her recent healthy vegetables video series.

This salad is bursting with a rainbow of flavors. Veggies should never be boring and this one is for sure a winner! Serve with a piece of seared halibut, salmon, chicken, grass-fed steak or lentils and enjoy.

Thai carrot salad in bowl


4 cup
carrot, shredded
1 cup
chard, thinly sliced
1 cup
red bell pepper, thinly sliced
green onions (tops and bottoms)
2 tbsp
fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
3 tbsp
Thai basil, roughly chopped
5 tsp
brown rice vinegar
1⁄4 cup
unrefined sesame oil
1 1⁄2 tsp
tamari or coconut aminos
1⁄2 tsp
toasted hot pepper sesame oil
1 tsp
maple syrup
1 pinch
sea salt
2 tbsp
chopped toasted almonds


Combine carrots, chard, peppers, onions, cilantro and basil in a large preparation bowl and set aside. Whisk together vinegar, oil, tamari, hot oil and syrup in a glass measuring cup. Taste and add sea salt as needed to pop and marry flavors. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat. Garnish with almonds and enjoy.