Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Pepitas

I was looking to make something light, fresh and easy. This certainly fit.  The pepitas were awesome but you could certainly use sunflower seeds if you can't find pepitas.

I love carrots and this was such a good marinade for them.  I've been trying to make healthy side dishes like this. This is especially nice and light for the summer.

What healthy and light side dishes do you recommend?

Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Pepitas
Adapted from Good Cheap Eats

4 cups shredded carrots, 1 bag
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the carrots, pepitas and cilantro.  In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, cumin, oregano and pepper.  Whisk in the olive oil.  Toss the dressing with the carrot mixture.  Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.  Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.  Stir before serving. 

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