Italian Carrot Salad

*Disclaimer: Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, California Walnuts, Dixie Crystals, Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic/True Juice, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Pacari Chocolate, Stonyfield Organic, Vidalia Onions, and Woot Froot for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.

 

All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy carrot shreds!

All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy  carrot shreds!

I’ve got an amazing recipe for pasta salad that I’ve been making for the last 15+ years. Everyone raves about it, and there’s never enough leftover.

It’s got all kinds of Italian goodness in it, like pepperoncini peppers, carrots, cheese, olives and more. When I received gorgeous Color Shred Carrots from Cal-Organics, I knew I had to re-create my famous pasta salad to incorporate them. One simple change, replacing the pasta with these beautiful carrots, and the recipe not only tasted amazing, but it’s a much healthier version.

All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy carrot shreds!

I was also fortunate to receive some pretty amazing sharp cheddar cheese from Cabot Creamery. Let’s just say I had to use it quickly, because my family started getting into it as soon as it arrived.

You may have seen me post about it on Instagram:

 

Working on the most fabulous recipe today with @cabotcheese! #BrunchWeek

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All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy carrot shreds!

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All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy carrot shreds!

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Italian Carrot Salad #BrunchWeek

All the delicious Italian flavor of pasta salad made with gorgeous & healthy carrot shreds!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing, prepared according to package directions {you can substitute your favorite Italian dressing, if desired, but this is the dressing I have always used}
  • 1 10-ounce bag of Cal-Organics Color Shred Carrots
  • 1 2.25-ounce can of sliced olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 cup Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Prepare dressing according to directions and place in refrigerator to chill
  2. Meanwhile, combine shredded carrots, sliced olives, peppers, cheese and celery
  3. Toss to combine
  4. Pour half the bottle of dressing over carrot mixture, tossing well to fully incorporate dressing
  5. For best flavor, cover and chill for at least one hour before serving
Recipe Type: Sides
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Comments

  1. says

    I love the colors of those carrots Grimmway Farms sent us. They are so pretty and they make your salad look so colorful!

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