Quick and Easy Carrot Salad ~ A Refreshing Old Recipe

Quick and Easy Carrot Salad ~ A Refreshing Old Recipe

Quick and Easy Carrot Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Carrot Salad Recipe

This  Quick and Easy Carrot Salad Recipe is one of my favorite oldie but goodie recipes. If you are from the south you have probably had this salad many times. It is the perfect combination sweet, but not too sweet and  the apples and carrots give it a nice crisp and crunchy texture. We love this as a side dish with dinner or will just grab a bowl as a snack.

As always there are many variations of this recipe and half the fun of cooking is adjusting and adding things in to make it your own. Some people use pineapple instead of the apple and sometimes chopped nuts are a good addition  if you are in the mood for them. My friend adds sweet shredded coconut to hers which is really good for a change sometimes. I get creative with additions sometimes, but there are those times when I am in the mood for just plain old carrot salad.

The hardest part of this recipe is grating the carrots and that is  so easy with a food processor. Here is a nice Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper Food Processor at a good price just in case you might need it for this and other recipes. I love my food processor. It is a kitchen tool I use almost every day.

Here is what you will need to make this Quick and Easy Carrot Salad Recipe:
½ cup golden raisins
1 pound carrots
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ to ½ cup mayonnaise (can vary by taste or ingredient bulk)
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 large cup diced fresh apple (I use Honey Crisp)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Grate the carrots in a food processor with the grating blade.
  • Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and salt.
  • Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the apple and raisins and toss.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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Quick and Easy Carrot Salad Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ to ½ cup mayonnaise (can vary by taste or ingredient bulk)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large cup diced fresh apple (I use Honey Crisp)
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrots in a food processor with the grating blade.
  2. Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss.
  3. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and salt.
  4. Pour the dressing over the carrots and
  5. add the apple and raisins and toss.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!