Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small saucepan, and place over a low-medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes until a syrup forms. Set aside to cool.
Use a mandoline to finely shave the carrots. I like to do a combination of slices to add an interesting texture. You can use a knife, but it might want to make you gouge your own eyes out. I highly recommend using a mandoline. I’ve linked the one I use above.
Place the dressing and carrots in a large bowl, and use your hands to massage the dressing into the carrots. If you like a tart salad or a soft carrot, add an extra squeeze of lemon juice. Add a bit of mint, chopped.
To assemble, arrange the carrots on a plate, and top with the goats cheese, extra mint, pine nuts and micro herbs (if you’re using them.) Season well with sea salt flakes and freshly cracked pepper. Serve immediately.