Lemony Carrot & Poppy Seeds Salad

It’s definitely salad time at the moment.  I can’t face going near my oven. With Father’s day fast approaching though, I feel I will be baking  some chocolate treat very soon.

My diet this week so far has mainly been salads, smoothies and fresh fruit.  After the indulgence of the week-end, it’s not a bad thing either.

Can’t believe what just happened. I had to kick a fox out of my garden! I have seen some before at night or early morning but rarely during the day.  My poor kitten was less than a meter away from the fox.  They were having a staring contest by the look of it.  I am just glad it didn’t attack him.  I resulted to shouting and clapping but the fox didn’t seem that impressed so decided to stop at the back of the garden.  I had to throw my son’s ball at him for him to go.  It took me 2 attempts to throw the ball anywhere near him.  I am such a girl!  Poor little cat has now made it back home and is staying close to me.  Bless him.


Back to my salad: it makes a great quick lunch.  I added an avocado, some chickpeas, tomatoes, a bit of vegan pesto and a drizzle of the lemony dressing.  I also used it as a filling for a sandwich with some spicy hummus.  Yum.

Lemony Carrot & Poppy Seeds Salad

Dietary Vegan
Meal type Salad


  • 3 Carrots
  • 1/2 tablespoon Poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Agave syrup (May be replace with honey)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)


Grate the carrots. Add to a bowl along with the poppy seeds and raisins.
To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, water, lemon juice, agave and garlic. Add salt and pepper and drizzle over the carrots. Let it stands for a few minutes before serving.

















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