Raw Carrot Salad

Raw carrot salad is getting a lot of press these days and it’s being hailed as a savour for oestrogen dominance on various socials. Carrots themselves are not directly responsible for healthy hormones, however they’re packed with fibre to feed your body’s friendly bacteria which play a crucial role in healthy oestrogen excretion, as well as keeping your digestion working properly. This is a simple salad – a carrot and courgette slaw – that can be served with anything, or simply eaten alone. I love it with wild salmon, or alongside my eggs for breakfast.


  • 1-2 raw carrots, grated thickly or spiralised
  • 1 courgette, grated thickly or spiralised
  • Handful cress or micro greens
  • Handful fresh herbs of your choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
  • Good glug of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt and black pepper to season


  1.  Mix carrot and courgette in a large bowl
  2. Add olive oil and vinegar and mix gently
  3. Taste and adjust if needed. You may like more zing from the vinegar, or more oil depending on your personal taste
  4. Toss in the cress or micro greens and fresh herbs 
  5. Season with salt and pepper and add chilli flakes if using.
  6. Enjoy every mouthful with mindfulness and gratitude! 

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