How to make a cold carrot salad in the Instant Pot
Good day friends!~ It’s still hot and steamy here in the south and I am not seeing an end in sight. I really am looking forward to fall, my favorite season. Orange, rusts, yellow, reds are all my favorite colors that the season will bring.
Today I am sharing a vibrant, tasty and easy cold carrot salad in the Instant Pot. Took me about 15 minutes from start to finish to make this cold carrot salad. The carrots were of course done in the Instant Pot. For this recipe you will need baby carrots, about 2 lbs. or more depending on how much you want to make, cilantro, garlic, white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, oregano salt and pepper to taste. By the way, this is a totally WEIGHT WATCHERS friendly summer salad! Double yay. I didn’t calculate the little bit of olive oil or balsamic vinegar, but if I had to guess, this may be a 1 point salad:)
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I added 2.5 lbs. of baby carrots to the steamer basket. Of course you always need to add a cup of water to your Instant Pot in order for it to build pressure. With the 1 cup of water I also added a pinch of sugar to infuse the carrots with a little sweetness. I did not add sugar on top of them because I wanted this cold carrot salad to be as healthy as possible.
I don’t know about you, but after a while in the summer time I get tired of the same ole potato and macaroni salads. The mayonnaise is worrisome for outdoor parties to keep the salad out too long, and plus it’s just super high in calories all together.
My cold carrot salad could be kept outdoors, and no worries on too many high calories. It was quite healthy yet a flavor bomb of a salad.
It looked quite pretty to serve. I used my Spurtles not only when making the salad, but serving it as well.
I hope you give this cold carrot salad a try for you next outing. You won’t be disappointed.
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