Carrot and apple salad

deb baldwin


I received some home grown carrots from a client..they where so huge!
2 large carrots made about 4 cups of shredded carrots.
My mom use to make a carrot/raisin salad. I had a recipe stashed away, that I could make it later.
Well, after I made this, I found out that my dear husband does not like carrot salad..I even left out the raisins and other items because he absolutely will not eat a raisin.
Needless to say I had to eat most of this huge bowl of carrot salad..And it was mighty good!

Original recipe was from a Safeway flyer.

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15 Min


No-Cook or Other


3 to 4
large raw carrots, shredded (about 4 cups)
1 c
chopped walnuts (nuts of your choice)
1 large
apple, peeled and chopped
1/8 c
shredded coconut (option)
1 c
raisins (option)
pineapple, chunks ( to taste) option
1/4 c
finely chopped celery (option)
1/2 c
2 Tbsp
sour cream
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
salt, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel and shred carrots..I used my handy dandy food processor.
Peel and chop apple. Your choice - red or green. (you could shred this also. But I like the chunky taste.
Chop celery (option)
In a large bowl, add the shredded carrots, apple chunks, walnuts, and any options that you want to add to this salad..
In another small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar and salt. Take a taste. If it is to your are ready to stir this dressing into your carrot mixture.
I mixed this dressing with my hands so that I incorporated the dressing mix to cover all the pieces..Make sure that the apples are covered with dressing or they may turn color.
Chill for a few hours..(the original recipe said not to make it the day before...but I saw no difference as it took a few days to eat.)
I also added some left over pineapple chunks to my salad and almost opened another large can, but refrained, as I did not want any more leftover pineapple.
Enjoy with your dinner or as a snack for lunch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #coconut, #apple, #nuts, #Carrots