Carrot Salad To Fight Inflammation

Carrots are rich in anti-arthritis Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, both of which fight inflammation.


  • ½ pound carrots, peeled and grated into long thin strips (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, chives or a combination
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


  • Place the carrots in a medium-size glass bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, sugar and mustard until well blended.
  • Pour the dressing over the carrots.
  • Add the parsley and/or chives.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes.
  • Chill the salad for at least 30 minutes to give the flavors a chance to blend and toss again before serving.