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This raw cucumber carrot celery salad recipe is crunchy, refreshing, and delicious! It’s made with simple ingredients like fresh dill, parsley, mint, and a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Recipe is easy, healthy, vegan, gluten-free and makes a perfect side salad!

Cucumber carrot celery salad with herbs on a large white serving plate.

This cucumber carrot and celery salad recipe is made with shredded carrots, chopped cucumbers, and diced celery for SO much crunchy deliciousness! It’s filled with plenty of fresh herbs for added flavour and to make things even more refreshing 🙂

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that all of these ingredients are packed with nutrition benefits. I go more in-depth into the unique nutrition profiles of carrots, cucumber, and celery below if you’re interested. Plus, tips for how to shred carrots!

This is a great way to get in plenty of fresh, raw vegetables and it’s meant to be enjoyed as a side salad. I’ve included a bunch of serving ideas for you to make a complete meal out of this as well. Enjoy!

Want more salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy spring + summer salad recipes for more ideas!

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Recipe Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this carrot salad are 12 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

TIP: If you purchase carrots or celery with the tops attached, don’t throw them out! Feel free to give the tops a good wash and dry, then chop them up and add to this salad (similar to the fresh herbs). It’s a delicious (and nutritious) way to reduce food waste 🙂

Shredded carrots, chopped celery, cucumbers, dill, parsley, and mint in a large white bowl.

How To Shred Or Grate Carrots

The quickest way to shred carrots is by using the shredding attachment of a large food processor (I’ve linked the one I use below). It get’s the job done in seconds!

If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a classic box grater OR a julienne peeler to get a similar effect at a fraction of the cost.

What To Serve This Salad With

I recommend serving this refreshing, crunchy salad alongside your favourite protein! Some ideas that I think would pair well:

How Long Can I Keep Carrot Salad In The Fridge?

This carrot salad will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s best enjoyed sooner, as it can become a little more watery from the cucumber over time. However, because the carrots and celery are so crunchy it will still be delicious!

Cucumber shredded carrot and celery salad in a large white bowl.

Carrot Nutrition Benefits

Carrots are a great source of different micronutrients, such as vitamin A, K, B6, C, folate, and potassium.

In particular, carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that your body converts into vitamin A. One cup of chopped carrots provides 428% of your daily vitamin A needs.

Beta-carotene, along with other plant compounds abundant in carrots like lutein and lycopene, act as powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help to promote health and reduce risk for many chronic illnesses.

Carrots are also a good source of dietary fibre, with 1 cup of chopped carrots providing almost 4 grams of fibre (about 14% of your daily needs).

Cucumber Nutrition Benefits

This refreshing veggie is 96% water, making it super hydrating and a perfect food for warmer weather. Cucumbers are a great source of vitamins like vitamin K and C, as well as minerals like potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

In addition, cucumbers are a good source of fibre and antioxidants. To maximize the nutrition benefits of cucumbers, be sure to leave the peel on!

Celery Nutrition Benefits

Like cucumber, celery is also a great source of hydration at 95% water!

Celery is also a good source of dietary fibre and antioxidants.

From a micronutrient standpoint, celery is a source of potassium, folate, and vitamin K, C, and A.

Cucumber carrot celery salad with herbs on a large white serving plate.

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This raw cucumber carrot celery salad recipe is crunchy, refreshing, and delicious! It's made with simple ingredients like fresh dill, parsley, mint and a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Recipe is easy, healthy, vegan, gluten-free and makes a perfect side salad!
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups carrots, shredded (about 3-4 medium-large carrots)
  • 1.5 cups long English cucumber, diced (about 1/2-2/3 of a cucumber)
  • 1.5 cups celery, diced (about 4 large stalks)
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing:

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded carrots, chopped cucumbers, celery, dill, parsley, and mint.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients together by vigorously shaking them in a jar with a lid, or whisking them in a small bowl.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss everything to combine well. Season with extra salt and pepper, as desired. Serve immediately or keep chilled in the fridge!

Notes

*TIP: If you purchase carrots or celery with the tops attached, don’t throw them out! Feel free to give the tops a good wash, dry, then chop them up and add to this salad (similar to the fresh herbs). It’s a delicious (and nutritious) way to reduce food waste 🙂
*HOW TO SHRED CARROTS: The quickest way to shred carrots is by using the shredding attachment of a large food processor (I’ve linked the one I use). It get’s the job done in seconds! If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a classic box grater OR a julienne peeler to get a similar effect.
*SERVINGS: This recipe will serve about 4-6 people as a side salad, depending on how hungry everyone is!
*LEFTOVERS: This carrot salad will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s best enjoyed sooner, as it can become a little more watery from the cucumber over time. However, because the carrots and celery are so crunchy it will still be delicious!
*SERVE WITH: I recommend serving this refreshing, crunchy salad alongside your favourite protein. I’ve linked a handful of recipe pairing ideas for you in the blog post – scroll up for inspiration!

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