Carrot and apple salad

deb baldwin

By
@messinthekitchen

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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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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
mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
sour cream
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
salt, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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)
2
In a large bowl, add the shredded carrots, apple chunks, walnuts, and any options that you want to add to this salad..
3
In another small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar and salt. Take a taste. If it is to your liking..you 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.
4
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