This easy, vegan Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, is tossed in the most flavorful Indian dressing.  Simple to make, healthy and totally plant-based, this carrot salad recipe is so addicting! Can be made-ahead. 

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

Gently gently… slowly slowly. (A voice in my head… grandmother?)

Hello friends. Here’s a simple little salad I like to make when carrots are aplenty. What I love about this salad is how well it keeps in the fridge, retaining its delicious crunch for 4-5  days!

Indian spices come together to create the flavorful vegan dressing and the carrot salad is generously dotted with cashews and raisins.  Have a small bowl of it as a light and healthy lunch or snack, or add to buddha bowls.

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

On the home front. We’ve been taking it really easy lately. Working a little, exercising a little, and really enjoying just being home. Finding the balance. I organized the pantry yesterday, and for some reason, that always feels so good.

Gone are the days where I feel like I have to conquer the world. It’s been a nice gift to myself, to let go of the idea of “producing” just for the sake of producing.

We’ve slipped into this easy rhythm and it has been very relaxing and enjoyable. We’ve even taken to afternoon napping, which feels a little too indulgent. I still struggle with some guilt around it – you know the whole “you can sleep when you’re dead” mentality.

But my body and mind seem to like it, so I’m going with it for now. 😉

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

Anyways, enough about me, how are you? You know how much I love to hear from you. And of course, we should probably talk about this salad. haha.

I’ve kept it pretty simple with store-bought match-stick carrots but you could also use grated carrots, or shredded carrots made using a food processor.

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

Honestly, it is a pretty straightforward recipe. Just place everything in a bowl and combine. A simple and delicious treat to give yourself.

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

I guess this carrot salad, could also be called a carrot slaw. Now, that I think about it, maybe it is more like a slaw. 🙂

The crunchy cashews give it good texture, which my husband always appreciates. Plus a little protein. Enough in my mind to constitute a light lunch. The raisins add additional sweetness to balance out the flavors.

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

It’s one of those salads, that will make you happy knowing it is in the fridge waiting for you- especially during hunger emergencies.

Also, if you are not a cilantro fan, feel free to use Italian parsley instead.

Give this Bombay Carrot Salad a try this week and let me know what you think!

xoxo

Sylvia

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Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan this carrot salad recipe is so EASY to make, and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegan #indiancarrotsalad #recipe #carrotsaladrecipe

Bombay Carrot Salad with Cashews and Raisins

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • Category: Salad, vegan, Make-ahead, gluten free
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Bombay Carrot Salad with cashews and raisins, tossed in a fragrant Indian Curry dressing. Healthy and vegan, this recipe is so EASY to make and can be made-ahead. #carrotsalad #carrotslaw #vegancarrotsalad #healthycarrotsalad


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1012 ounces carrots, grated or matchstick ( about 45 cups, feel free to use store-bought matchsticks)
  • 1 tablespoon lime or orange zest (or some of both)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced ( use a garlic press)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced ( or use ginger paste)
  •  cup raisins ( golden or regular)
  • ½ cup toasted cashews ( or slivered almonds)
  • 3 scallions
  • ½ cup cilantro or italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice (or sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave or alternative sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ( or use 12 teaspoons fresh grated)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne ( optional, and/ or more to taste)

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Taste. Adjust salt, acid and sweetness to taste.

This will keep up to 4 days in the fridge.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 18.8 g
  • Sodium: 307.3 mg
  • Fat: 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Carrot Salad, Carrot salad recipe, indian carrot salad, Carrot salad with raisins, Indian carrot salad, carrot slaw, carrot slaw recipe, vegan carrot salad, vegan carrot slaw

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. This has been my go-to potluck salad for the past couple of years now. It’s a hit every time! 🤩

  2. This salad is bright and fresh – it was perfect to serve alongside some left-over Indian take-out and naan bread.

  3. Threw this together last minute to go with some potato tikki and it ended up being the star of the meal!