I wash my carrots thoroughly but use the peel in this salad. With purple carrots, that’s the part that stays purple! The variety of your lemons will also slightly change the flavor of the salad. Specifically, I used sweeter Meyer lemons in this variation for a bit of extra sweetness.
Sliced almonds or walnut pieces would be a great swap for the sunflower seeds in this salad. Otherwise, use toasted pumpkin seeds to keep it nut free! Throw in thinly sliced radishes for a little bit of a kick. Can’t find dried currants? Raisins, whether traditional or golden, add a nice plump sweetness to this carrot salad.