Carrot salad with minced meat – whole30 approved


We have stopped with the whole30 but I had this salad lying around so I figured I share with you anyway as it is delicious and also great if you’re not on any diet whatsoever! It’s a quick and easy salad even though it needs  a little bit of adjusting from the original. We found the recipe in the book Hallo paleo from Willeke Linneman (In dutch) but like I said it just needs a little twist to make it special.

A few walnuts, some goji berries, pecans or raisins will be fantastic and will make it a really great lunch. Perfect for a monday afternoon!


Carrot salad with minced beef


  • 250 gr carrots
  • 300 gr of minced beef
  • 1 tsp of garam masala
  • mint
  • coriander
  • sesame seeds
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For the dressing:
  • lemonjuice
  • oliveoil
  • 1 small onion
  • ground ginger
  • optional; orange juice


  1. Grate the carrots either by hand or in a machine. Mix the meat with the garam masala and some salt and pepper and mixed it well. Bake the minced meat in a frying pan and crumble it while baking.
  2. Make the dressing by mixing the ingredients and tasting if it is not too sour. i added a bit of orange juice into mine as the lemon was particularly sour. I would normally have added a bit of honey to take the sting out of it but since that wasn’t an option I used the orange juice.
  3. Mix the dressing through the carrots and add the minced beef. Season if needed and sprinkle with some sesameseeds.

Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer


  1. I would love this. I make a carrot salad quite often but I’ve never put beef mince in it. Good idea for a lovely lunch.

  2. See? That’s exactly what I mean. My oh my the Whole30 compliant recipes that you come up with. MOUTH WATERING! I am so making this one, sooner rather than later. With the addition of walnuts and raisins. LOVE the idea. 🙂

  3. I love the flavors you have included in your recipe, it all sounds amazing! I have your new English version of your website saved, and plan to not get so behind on your lovely blog! Love how healthy this recipe is:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

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