With the satisfying crunch of carrots, the juicy burst of apples, and the delightful chewiness of raisins, the Carrot Apple Salad is an old-fashioned favorite that is both refreshing and wholesome. It’s time for this vintage recipe to have its comeback.
Carrot Apple Salad
Carrot salads always made an appearance at potlucks and gatherings when I was growing up. My mom made her carrot salad with raisins and apples; if I remember correctly, I’ve had one made with pineapple too.
The carrot apple salad is the one I think of first – as the quintessential carrot salad recipe. I think raisins are a requirement there too.
I hadn’t had a carrot salad in years when I made this one and I shredded the carrots a little too finely, but the family devoured it regardless.
Next time I’ll use a larger grater or maybe just buy a bag of the larger matchstick-size shredded carrots. However you make it, it’s an easy side dish that works with pretty much any meal.
Raw Carrot Salad
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- fresh lemon juice
- kosher salt
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In a large bowl, combine the carrots, raisins, and apple. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, and salt.
Add the dressing to the bowl with the carrots and toss well to mix throughout. Serve immediately.
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Carrot Apple Salad
- 4-5 large carrots shredded, about 4 cups
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 large apple chopped into ½-inch pieces, about 1 cup
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice adjust to taste
- 1 tablespoon sugar adjust to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the carrots, raisins, and apple. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, and salt.
- Add the dressing to the bowl with the carrots and toss well to mix throughout. Serve immediately.